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Word: fret

Definition: be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful


Sentences Containing 'fret'

He walked away again immediately, and she was left to fret over her own want of presence of mind; Charlotte tried to console her:``I dare say you will find him very agreeable.''
You have now done your duty by her, and must fret no longer.''
She was confident of having performed her duty, and to fret over unavoidable evils, or augment them by anxiety, was no part of her disposition.
A great railroad bridge connects the two towns one of the thirteen which fret the Mississippi and the pilots, between St. Louis and St. Paul.
And it is all as tranquil and reposeful as dreamland, and has nothing this worldly about it nothing to hang a fret or a worry upon.
'He's as like her, Dick,' said my aunt, emphatically, 'he's as like her, as she was that afternoon before she began to fret--bless my heart, he's as like her, as he can look at me out of his two eyes!'
"Never mind, Buck, my boy," says the old man, "you'll have show enough, all in good time, don't you fret about that.
I took Mr. Dick with me, because, acutely sensitive to my aunt's reverses, and sincerely believing that no galley-slave or convict worked as I did, he had begun to fret and worry himself out of spirits and appetite, as having nothing useful to do.

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