For eight years he harried the English and their allies while denying them the set-piece battle they craved.
He also wanted to help the harried home cook who might suddenly find himself confronted with a lack of meal ideas.
Kim Parker (2009): The harried life of the working mother, a Pew Research Center Social Trends Report.
These are things that harried urban dwellers could do well to adopt.
They produce a harried stand-up segment in front of the Baba Amr media center, where Colvin and Ochlik later died.
Two men deserted on the march and joined the Indians, who harried the little band at every step.
In the summers they sailed back there and harried the coast.
He left the cabin and once more sought the deck, harried and anxious.
The Turks, harried in their rear, attempted to regain the roads to Shumla.
A naked, frightened, harried rabbit, instead of a bold fighting mink!
Old English hergian "make war, lay waste, ravage, plunder," the word used in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" for what the Vikings did to England, from Proto-Germanic verb *harohan (cf. Old Frisian urheria "lay waste, ravage, plunder," Old Norse herja "to make a raid, to plunder," Old Saxon and Old High German herion, German verheeren "to destroy, lay waste, devastate"), from *harjaz "an armed force" (cf. Old English here, Old Norse herr "crowd, great number; army, troop," Old Saxon and Old Frisian heri, Dutch heir, Old High German har, German Heer "host, army," Gothic harjis), from PIE root *koro- "war" (cf. Lithuanian karas "war, quarrel," karias "host, army;" Old Church Slavonic kara "strife;" Middle Irish cuire "troop;" Old Persian kara "host, people, army;" Greek koiranos "ruler, leader, commander"). Weakened sense of "worry, goad, harass" is from c.1400. Related: Harried; harrying.
masc. proper name, a familiar form of Henry. Weekley takes the overwhelming number of Harris and Harrison surnames as evidence that "Harry," not "Henry," was the Middle English pronunciation of Henry. Also cf. Harriet, English equivalent of French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Henri. Nautical slang Harriet Lane "preserved meat" (1896) refers to a famous murder victim whose killer allegedly chopped up her body.
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