The vexed issue of priorities. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adjective : vexed at the slow salesclerks. ,a vexed question. From Dictionary.com.
Verb (used with object) : His noisy neighbors often vexed him. ,Lack of money vexes many. ,to vex a question endlessly without agreeing. From Dictionary.com.
The easy security of tone with which Jeff pronounced the name vexed. From Wordnik.com. [The Landlord at Lion's Head — Complete] Reference
Efforts to make drinkable wine in America were vexed from the start. From Wordnik.com. [Sweet and Intense] Reference
It is called the vexed question, and excites alarm in every quarter of the country. From Wordnik.com. [Frederick Douglass] Reference
Soil and seasons of potting may be described as vexed questions in camellia culture. From Wordnik.com. [Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885] Reference
It is called the vexed question, and excites alarm in every quarter of the country. From Wordnik.com. [Frederick Douglass The Colored Orator.] Reference
'When I came home at night,' continues the much 'vexed' John, I was told Mr. Gerry was gone. From Wordnik.com. [Woman's Life in Colonial Days] Reference
James Carville, looking slack-faced and sincere for once, said he's just plain "vexed" trying make sense of it. From Wordnik.com. [David Quigg: Forgetting Sarah Palin] Reference
But the "vexed" and "toxic" question of remuneration, as Barclays chairman Marcus Agius put it, kept bubbling to the surface. From Wordnik.com. [How to rein in banking's bonus junkies] Reference
Can you imagine someone running for President and saying he was "vexed" let alone saying he was vexed by "undisabused belief"?. From Wordnik.com. [Obama's insipid emails are annoying Leon Wieseltier.] Reference
The name vexed him. From Wordnik.com. [Dora Thorne] Reference
Her expression vexed, Cara put a hand on her hip. From Wordnik.com. [Temple of the Winds]
I don't think Elizabeth is "vexed" out of jealousy. From Wordnik.com. [Pepys' Diary] Reference
There his righteous soul was "vexed" from day to day (2 Pet. 2: 7), and he had great cause to regret this act. From Wordnik.com. [Easton's Bible Dictionary] Reference
I could not say at the first whether the notion vexed or pleased me, but I assured him of the stupidity of it. ". From Wordnik.com. [Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure] Reference
Writing about the mob has always vexed serious scholars. From Wordnik.com. [Pool Parties In Camelot?] Reference
He heard your husband's pleasantry, and his mother was vexed. From Wordnik.com. [The French Immortals Series — Complete] Reference
"You are not vexed?" said her brother, embracing her tenderly. From Wordnik.com. [The French Immortals Series — Complete] Reference
It was a subject which had vexed him for most of his life. From Wordnik.com. [From the Reader's Ingest, Mouth Theory] Reference
He drew back disappointed, vexed, and anxious, when he found it was. From Wordnik.com. [The French Immortals Series — Complete] Reference
Brahimi's task is vexed by a U.N. security ban on travel to Afghanistan. From Wordnik.com. [Very Cross At The Border] Reference
That anger didn't come only from America's vexed history of race relations. From Wordnik.com. [James Baldwin: The Fire This Time] Reference
The prospects for improving matters on the ground in Iraq seem just as vexed. From Wordnik.com. [So Now What, Mr. President?] Reference
My approach to this vexed matter is always to stand when the carriage is crowded. From Wordnik.com. [Underground etiquette] Reference
"You promise me that you will not be vexed with me for having undertaken this errand?". From Wordnik.com. [The French Immortals Series — Complete] Reference
Now Taiwan, the most vexed sovereignty issue of all, once again clouds the relationship. From Wordnik.com. [Dialogue Of The Deaf] Reference
A vexed election is the only thing standing between the ruling party and clearcut victory. From Wordnik.com. [A Vote--But Not For Peace] Reference
There are some people who, when they are vexed, act in direct contradiction to their own wishes. From Wordnik.com. [The French Immortals Series — Complete] Reference
So saying, he turned his back on M. de Buxieres, who returned to the hall, vexed and disconcerted. From Wordnik.com. [The French Immortals Series — Complete] Reference
Was he making fun of me, and of himself, and of the whole vexed transaction of celebrity journalism?. From Wordnik.com. [ARTINFO: Francophrenia: A Digest of New York's Epic James Franco Profile] Reference
Google takes a similarly generous view of its own motives on the politically vexed issue of privacy. From Wordnik.com. [Google and the Search for the Future] Reference
No surprise: Toyota gets a bit vexed when it hears auto-industry newbies bashing the Prius as outdated. From Wordnik.com. [Time For A Trade-In] Reference
Legislators disliked her, and Clinton was vexed by her tight, compartmentalized style of managing his office. From Wordnik.com. [The War Room Drill] Reference
Boeing has spent more than 30 years in vexed efforts to perfect the Osprey, a helicopter hybrid that makes use of tilting rotors. From Wordnik.com. [Flight Of Fancy] Reference
This reaction from the public has vexed military officials, who issue several announcements weekly about civilians killed by insurgents. From Wordnik.com. [Afghans blame civilian deaths on U.S. despite spike from insurgent violence] Reference
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