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Fretted meaning

fretted - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. having frets
  2. 2. of Fret
  3. 3. Rubbed or worn away; chafed.
  4. 4. Agitated; vexed; worried.
  5. 5. Ornamented with fretwork; furnished with frets; variegated; made rough on the surface.
  6. 6. Interlaced one with another; - said of charges and ordinaries.

fretted - examples of usage

  1. How was it that they could carry with them all day long that air of never being tired or fretted or worried? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. He could not help regretting the eagerness with which his mind returned to these interests, and fretted him with the old trivial anxieties. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He only asks, in one sonnet, where can a balm be found for the heart fretted and torn with eternal cares; when we have thought and striven for some great and good purpose, when all our striving has ended in disaster? - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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