For the Journal, covering it all has been an awkward and frustrating challenge.
Olympia Snowe is starring as Hamlet these days, captivating and frustrating audiences in Washington and across the country.
For weeks, work had been frustrating for Julie, a middle manager for a video-software business.
This is what was so frustrating about Barack Obama not putting up a good fight.
Family—imperfect, frustrating, beautiful family—whose bonds last when other ties have frayed.
Her heart had been softened so that she could not think of frustrating his ambition, if it were no better than that, without pity.
Just then I had to direct my energies to frustrating his plans.
An invisible and secret power is ever working in opposition to my will, frustrating my plans, and paralyzing my authority.
Why will you choose so painful a remedy, by frustrating the easier?
That subtle, resistless power is always aiding or frustrating the object for which the community exists.
mid-15c., from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrari "to deceive, disappoint, frustrate," from frustra (adv.) "in vain, in error," related to fraus "injury, harm" (see fraud). Related: Frustrated; frustrating.