agitate them

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  • How far the report was correct we could not tell, but it had served very naturally to agitate them greatly. Cited from The Golden Grasshopper, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • But not a word was spoken by either upon the subject agitating them so powerfully. Cited from Ethelyn's Mistake, by Mary Jane Holmes
  • To agitate them, discuss them, or even think of them, should be an unpardonable crime. Cited from Sophisms of the Protectionists, by Frederic Bastiat
  • It is collected in vessels, care being taken to agitate them, that the liquid may not coagulate. Cited from The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island, by Wyss
  • While I was among them, they never held any synods or councils to settle the principles of their faith by agitating them. Cited from Typee, by Herman Melville
  • The people are fortunately all of one origin, there are no national jealousies to divide, and no very violent politics to agitate them. Cited from The Clockmaker, by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • These bodies be so pliable through the subtlety of the spirits that agitate them, that they can make them appear or disappear at pleasure. Cited from Folk-Lore and Legends: Scotland, Anonymous
  • A certain friend of yours has been telling them that you are dead; that he has had news of it; and it might agitate them somewhat, if you were to appear suddenly. Cited from A True Hero, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Hatred, love, fear, hope, joy, distress, courage, timidity, jealousy, and many varied passions influence and agitate them, as they do the human being. Cited from The Dog, by William Youatt
  • "If you have an important secret to confide, had we not better enter the house?" suggested the major, who saw from the excited earnestness of the worthy couple that something very unusual had occurred to agitate them. Cited from At War with Pontiac, by Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore
  • Bertie, with his spoils, was by her side, and, having restored her nerves with champagne, proceeded to agitate them again with the warmest protestations of affection. Cited from Bluebell, by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • Our business is not with the breeches and periwigs, with the hoops and patches, but with the divine hearts of men, and the passions which agitate them. Cited from Catherine: A Story, by William Thackeray
  • As the little bats flutter swiftly to and fro just without the hedge, the faint sound of their wings is audible as they turn: their membranes are not so silent as feathers, and they agitate them with extreme velocity. Cited from The Amateur Poacher, by Richard Jefferies
  • In another moment I was seated flat upon the ground, while my pretty, pretty cow capered wildly among the rest, so agitating them that, thinking discretion the better part of valor, I hastily climbed over the fence at the point nearest to me and returned to the kitchen. Cited from Memories, by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
  • Quickly cutting off those arrows with his own, the Suta's son, vigorously agitating them in that battle, afflicted with many shafts the cars, the elephants, and the steeds of the Pancalas. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • They are, it will be answered, motivated by pity and irony; the tolerant humor, the sympathetic and not too distant regard of their Olympian designer agitate them so sensitively that we seldom see what strings are twitched. Cited from Gallantry, by James Branch Cabell