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Because it irritates me to see a clever man blunder so.
When Philip had been a week at Blackstable an incident happened which seemed to irritate his uncle very much.
Well, wait a bit, before you begin to triumph," said the nephew viciously; for the words seemed to irritate him.
On the other hand, he felt that these delays would irritate that impatient monarch beyond measure.
There is nothing does irritate me more than seeing other people sitting about doing nothing when I'm working.
It was a small estate that brought in no profit," replied Prince Andrew, trying to extenuate his action so as not to irritate the old man uselessly.
But there was a tone in her voice, or a shade in her opinions, or a swing of her gloves which served to irritate Mary Datchet, whose manner became increasingly direct, abrupt, and even antagonistic.
Because I admired these barbarities of Poe's, I wished to irritate them, to spit some hapless victim on my own spear, to make him suffer and to make the reader laugh.
Don't irritate me; I'm in an ill humour for anything of that sort.
Do not suppose that I desire to irritate you by any question I may ask.
I think it right," said this gentleman, "to warn you, before you see the patient, to be very careful how you speak to her, and not to irritate her by showing any surprise or expressing any doubts if she talks to you in an extravagant manner.
Let me beg you, madam," said the parson, "not to irritate his worship.