Nagging: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature NaggingIt was like old times to see the fat cattle and sheep penned up at Flemington, and the butchers riding out on their spicy nags or driving trotters.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.I have been nagging my husband to move off M Street because they are moving in, but I am going to try staying awhile and see if I can make a real acquaintance with some of them.ndash;Jane Addams in Twenty Years At Hull House.Anxiously they pressed forward, spurring the thin flanks of their nags to a gallop.ndash;Mariano Azuela in The Underdogs [Mexican Revolt].Demetrio's men, riding their thin nags, could still be descried in the distance against the sapphire translucence of the sky, where the broken rocks and the chaparral melted into a single bluish smooth surface.ndash;Mariano Azuela in The Underdogs [Mexican Revolt].Mademoiselle Cormon, like all persons nervously agitated by a fixed idea, became hard to please, and nagging, less by nature than from the need of employing her activity.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Old Maid.Sharp, irritable, whining when she lost, insolent when she won, nagging and quarrelsome, she annoyed her partners as much as her adversaries, and became the scourge of society.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Celibates.Though the Countess had given up her persistent nagging and remonstrances, and tried to receive her husband with affectionate words, the sharpness of the bigot showed through, and one speech would often undo the work of a week.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Second Home.They were clever enough in nagging their clerks and their young women and in proving them to blame.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Pierrette.The exactions, the preposterous jealousy, the nagging unrest of my passion wore him to death.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Letters of Two Brides.My will keeps it in check by constant nagging. But when my will isn't strong enough even to nag, then my imagination stampedes.ndash;Max Beerbohm in A.V. Laider.
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