vex (v.) Old form(s): vexe , vext
afflict, trouble, torment
1H6 I.iv.13[Master Gunner to Boy, of the English] how with most advantage / They may vex us with shot or with assault
3H6 II.vi.68[George to Richard, of dead Clifford] vex him with eager words
JC IV.iii.114[Cassius to and of Brutus] When grief and blood ill-tempered vexeth him?
KL III.iv.58[Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear] Do Poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes
KL V.iii.311[Kent to all, of Lear] Vex not his ghost
MA II.ii.25[Borachio to Don John] Proof enough ... to vex Claudio
RJ III.v.95[Juliet to Lady Capulet, of Tybalt] dead - / Is my poor heart so for a kinsman vexed
Sonn.135.3[] More than enough am I that vex thee still
Sonn.148.10[] O how can love's eye be true, / That is so vexed with watching and with tears?
Sonn.92.9[] Thou canst not vex me with inconstant mind
Tim IV.iii.237.1[Apemantus to Timon, of the reason for his visit] To vex thee
Tit V.i.52[Lucius to soldiers, of hanging the baby] A sight to vex the father's soul withal
Tit V.i.62[Aaron to Lucius] 'Twill vex thy soul to hear what I shall speak
TN III.iv.205[Olivia to Viola as Cesario, of her picture] it hath no tongue to vex you
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