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displease (part of speech: verb)
- The years deal kindly with good men, and we find a clearer and richer quality in these verses where the ferment is over and the rile has quietly settled. - "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays", James Russell Lowell.
- It doesn't even rile me terribly, knowing that Dad wasn't all crook, knowing he believed his idea was good for everybody, and was trying to get funds to put it across. - "Comet's Burial", Raymond Zinke Gallun.
- " You're enough to rile a parson," said Nick. - "The Sweep Winner", Nat Gould.