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Definition of "harried" []

  • Rushed; panicked; overly busy or preoccupied. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of harry. (verb)

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Use "harried" in a sentence
  • "He recalled harried efforts to bury corpses found on the roadside even as he and his neighbors tried to organize their families to flee the area."
  • "It never made sense to me theologically or morally--it anthropomorphizes God into a kind of harried Big Chief in the sky whose decision making processes are influenced by the squeaky wheels."
  • "When he explained to The Believer magazine that the travel demands were too much, the interviewer asked, "So the post has an august reputation, but to actually be sitting in the office is a kind of harried, exhausting and distracting experience?""