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to trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

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For years he has fought us, driving us from the richest part of the country, harassing us, and arming the natives that they may repel us when we come to 'trade.
It was at this time that the King's soldiers were harassing the lands of the rebel barons, and taking a heavy toll in revenge for their stinging defeat at Rochester earlier in the year, so that it was scarcely safe for small parties to venture upon the roadways lest they fall into the hands of the mercenaries of Henry III.
This did away with the more harassing customs at the gates of the cities, and obtained the largest revenues from the remainder, by lessening the enormous expense of collecting them.
I experienced a painful commiseration for her unhappy husband (though fully aware that he had brought every particle of his sufferings upon himself, and but too well deserved them all), and a profound sympathy for her own afflictions, and deep anxiety for the consequences of those harassing cares, those dreadful vigils, that incessant and deleterious confinement beside a living corpse - for I was persuaded she had not hinted half the sufferings she had had to endure.
But if a fault may be found with her arrangements, it is this, that she was too eager: she managed rather too well; undoubtedly she made Miss Crawley more ill than was necessary; and though the old invalid succumbed to her authority, it was so harassing and severe, that the victim would be inclined to escape at the very first chance which fell in her way.
The last particle of his nervous force had been expended in the wonders and agonies of this day full of surprising failures coming at the end of a harassing month of scheming and insomnia.
In this was to be found the basis of the wise system, by tooth and nail upheld by the Circumlocution Office, of warning every ingenious British subject to be ingenious at his peril: of harassing him, obstructing him, inviting robbers (by making his remedy uncertain, and expensive) to plunder him, and at the best of confiscating his property after a short term of enjoyment, as though invention were on a par with felony.
I would have him die a harassing and lingering death.
Why, how you must have been torturing and harassing that poor Nikolay psychologically, after your fashion, till he confessed
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A MAN was in court accused of harassing his former partner and a man.
JEDDAH: Four more suspects, including three Saudis, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in harassing two girls at the Jeddah corniche recently, even as the custody of the other suspects was extended by 15 more days.
At this, the court restrained police from harassing relatives of Thuma Butt on account of his arrest.
Athar is accusing the prankster of sexually harassing her when she was pranked by his team on his popular Ramadan prank show last year.
The petitioners prayed the court to refrain from harassing, pressurizing and blackmailing the petitioners and their family members in any manner whatsoever.