(1) With that Cheni sighed in frustration, vexed at having him not be able to understand him.(2) The cost overrun factor as well as the vexed issue of rehabilitation of displaced problem continued to delay the project time and again.(3) He certainly did get more annoyed and vexed than other people seemed to, when things didn't quite go his way.(4) The subsidies have been a vexed issue between the two biggest trading blocs in the world and a source of anger among developing countries, who claim they are being shut out of western markets.(5) It will establish how the nation will contend with the vexed question of hired-in labour to replace the efforts of locals.(6) She was starting to feel a bit vexed and it displeased her greatly.(7) The second issue that arises deals with the somewhat vexed problem of the collateral evidence rule.(8) But the appearance of financial cronyism, allied to the vexed issue of government extravagance on failing computer systems, does not sit well with the chancellor's austere image.(9) All these issues meet in the vexed question of governance.(10) A fairly large crowd had gathered, including even Peter, who looked both vexed and worried at the same time.(11) These legal issues lead into politico-legal questions such as the vexed issue of compliance: there are clearly serious difficulties involved in making states live up to their legal obligations.(12) I was actually mad at this new French boss - miffed, annoyed, vexed - about getting promoted.(13) This is a vexed question about which there is much debate, and until there is a satisfactory resolution, Australian higher education will not attain the desired standards of international excellence.(14) As his voice trailed I became more irritated, vexed at how he refused to answer me, let alone really pay attention to me.(15) At the heart of this problem lies the vexed question for the judiciary of separating policy issues from legal issues, and this is well illustrated by the impossibility of accepting the orthodox view of judicial independence at face value.(16) The announcement is not before time, considering the many tedious months of procrastination and prevarication there have been over this vexed issue.