Origin of vexation
Examples from the Web for vexation
Then he saw that she was crying in the bitterness of vexation, and swung round on his music-stool without getting up.The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
Our commerce has unquestionably been subject to great embarrassment, vexation, and plunder, from the belligerents of Europe.
She thrust the volume into the desk, turned the key, and burst out crying with shame and vexation.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The bother and vexation arising from the pipe were very great during the campaigns of the late war.Smoking and Drinking|James Parton
No doubt you are inclined to say that all is vanity and vexation of spirit, but do not do so for He knoweth the way that we take.Putnam's Phrase Book|Edwin Hamlin Carr
c.1400, from Old French vexation or directly from Latin vexationem (nominative vexatio) "agitation," noun of action from past participle stem of vexare (see vex).