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  • Metius aggravating Titus Manlius
    Metius aggravating Titus Manlius
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aggravator an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate -even frequent daily dietary intake -had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.
    • n aggravator One who or that which aggravates.
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  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.”
  • Plato
    “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”
  • Walker Percy
    Walker Percy
    “Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.”
  • Robert Byrne
    Robert Byrne
    “Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Truth is neither alive nor dead; it just aggravates itself all the time.”


In literature:

Detail aggravant: le soleil lui-meme se mettait de la partie dardant ses clairs rayons d'avril sur cette gaiete folle et la multipliant.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
I don't know whether that may be considered as a consolation of his evil or an aggravation of it.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
He's been so aggravated.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
And Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch aggravated that delusion as though he did it on purpose.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
And Marie was not the only one whose condition had been aggravated; others also were suffering from the journey.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
The flash of hatred was still in his eyes when Jack Meredith turned upon him with aggravating courtesy.
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
The cruel sensations of Imogen were not aggravated by despair, but heightened by hope.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
And Marie was not the only one whose condition had been aggravated; others also were suffering from the journey.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Ordinarily he is cheerful, and occasionally aggravating.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
Is it not rather an aggravation?
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Is it not rather an aggravation?
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
How lamentable to see the terrors of death aggravated by the remorse and horrors of retrospection!
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
If water has entered the Eustachian tube, blowing the nose and choking merely aggravate the trouble.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
In this particular war, scarcely one aggravating circumstance was wanting.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
As far as I can judge, no aggravating circumstances exist.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
The disease is believed to be aggravated by chronic anaemia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
I think I have a right to feel aggravated, and I've made up my mind she isn't going to do it again.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
His sufferings had been aggravated and heart-rending.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Every precaution against still further aggravating conditions should be taken.
"The Pullman Boycott" by W. F. Burns
Here was neither a squint nor an aggravated form of astigmatism.
"The Broken Thread" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

At Dover daily he'd prepare
To hew and slash, behind, before -
Which aggravated MONSIEUR PIERRE,
Who watched him from the Calais shore.
"Thomas Winterbottom Hance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
O pleasures past, what are ye now
But thorns about my bleeding brow!
Spectres that hover round my brain,
And aggravate and mock my pain.
"A Hymn" by Henry Kirke White
O! this will aggravate their case!
They perished under means of grace;
To them the word of life and faith,
Became an instrument of death.
"The Wheat And Tares" by John Newton
Then look lest your tenderness, generous heart,
So lavish of liberal streams,
By pity not only no comfort impart,
But even may aggravate misery's dart,
By showing how jagged it seems.
"The Truth About Pity" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Go, then, let all thy lease of life expire
In earth-born cares, and life's great end, forget;
Disclaim the skies; renounce thy heavenly fire;
Leave nought undone to aggravate thy fate.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
Some bashful hesitation, just like spellin' punctooation--might have
worked an aggravation on to Sutter's mournful mind,
For the witnesses all vary ez to wot was said and nary a galoot will
toot his horn except the way he is inclined.
"A Question Of Privilege" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Maricopa County prosecutors say 28-year-old Qui Tu Truong received a 21-year prison sentence for attempted first-degree murder and a consecutive 15-year term for aggravated assault.
A superior court judge sentenced 28 year old Qui Tu Truong to 36 years in prison for attempted murder and aggravated assault.
Both men are charged with aggravated menacing and criminal damaging or endangering.
Bail set at $15,000 for Miami Dolphins' Phillip Merling on aggravated battery charge.
Borowski said the fact both men continued to deal and be a middle man for heroin for several months after Hopping's death to be an extremelly aggravating factor in the case.
Tonya Craft, a kindergarten teacher in the city school system, was arrested June 11 on four counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated child battery.
Johnathan Walter Blevins of Ga 157 was arrested Sept 17 for armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Daniels, 44, was indicted on aggravated assault charges accusing him of stabbing his wife and another man.
18-year-old Joseph Nelson initially pled guilty to aggravated cruelty to an animal and criminal mischief back in July, but a judge threw out the plea saying it was too lenient.
17-year-old Devontavious Bernard Bryant is wanted for questioning in a robbery by force/aggravated battery incident.
Aggravated murder trial resumes in 2010 shooting death of Tigard naturopath .
Why else would they offer such irresistible food and drink deals during the hours devoted to the sloshing back of drinks by professionally aggravated people.
Strauss-Kahn Charged With 'Aggravated Pimping ' In Lille Prostitution Case.
On February 3, 2011 at approximately 8:12pm, Tyler PD dispatch received a call about an aggravated robbery that had just occurred at 405 W Front at Mazzio's Pizza.
Police probe claim of soccer referee's 'racially aggravated ' comment about Chelsea players.

In science:

We also argue that it is brane worlds, and not inflation, what dramatically could aggravate the ‘missing-alien’ problem pointed out first in the fifties by Enrico Fermi.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Besides, Olum’s arguments implying that inflation must necessarily aggravate the (very serious) ‘missing-alien’ problem do not seem very convincing and it is some brane world scenarios, in our opinion, what could in fact aggravate dramatically this problem.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
We have also argued that the idea of brane worlds, although still in very premature stage, could in fact aggravate enormously the ‘missing-alien’ problem, pointed out first by Enrico Fermi as was mentioned before.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
This issue is further aggravated by the expectation that cluster mass distributions are DM dominated on all but the smallest scales (e.g.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
The classical mechanics and electrodynamics of point-particles and continua have considerable conceptual tensions, some of which are aggravated by a pointil liste picture; cf.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The inclusion of a little bit of turbulent mixing will only aggravate matters.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
The situation was aggravated by an understanding that production of D-wave vector mesons (as well as J P C = 3−− mesons) should be suppressed by Fermi motion, as its radial wave function vanishes at the origin.
Production of spin-3 mesons in diffractive DIS
In the present setting, the situation is further aggravated by the fact that a coefficient in the above system is singular, as it involves the second derivative of a Brownian motion.
Long wave expansions for water waves over random topography
However, this problem is many-fold aggravated by conventional use of documents as units of creation, archival and retrieval of information.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
This problem is further aggravated with possibility of information overload. A plausible solution out of this lies in coming out of the idea of documents as the only possible unit of creation, archival and retrieval of information.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
The situation is aggravated as the generation size decreases.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
This aging, aggravated by increased operating temperature, leads to a noticeable depletion of the active superheated liquid, and a subsequent long-term decrease in the response of SIMPLE modules to neutron and alpha sources .
Comments on "Final Analysis and Results of the Phase II SIMPLE Dark Matter Search"
New diagnosis of psoriasis gets 4-6 million people every year. Disease appears after birth or in extreme old age. Psoriasis is a chronic disease so there are periods of aggravation and remission.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
However LPS-load itself can’t provide local psoriatic process, so LPS has aggravating effect in Y-model of pathogenesis.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
It is well known that liver diseases aggravate psoriasis and make its treatment more complicated.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process