They seem bothered and pestered by the very patients and citizens they are sworn to help.
When I was a kid, I pestered old people with questions about what life had been like in old times.
I quit my fancy art-gallery job, threw myself into a wide variety of classes, and pestered Cory until he offered me a job.
About two years ago, a woman claimed to be pestered by a spirit throughout the night.
The jazz fan who pestered him for narcotics turned out to be a federal agent.
In the skirmish with Spain our military authorities were pestered with candidates for the front.
He has pestered me to get back there ever since I showed him over the place the day he arrived.
Had he pestered her in her theater days and, because she scorned him, had he been responsible for the gossip three years ago?
He says she knows enough; an' he ain't goin' t' have her pestered.
He pestered Peppina with his attentions, coming day after day from Mergellina, where he lives with his wife.
1520s, "to clog, entangle, encumber," probably a shortening of Middle French empestrer "place in an embarrassing situation" (Modern French empêtrer, Walloon epasturer), from Vulgar Latin *impastoriare "to hobble" (an animal), from Latin im- "in" + Medieval Latin pastoria (chorda) "(rope) to hobble an animal," from Latin pastoria, fem. of pastorius "of a herdsman," from pastor "herdsman" (see pastor (n.)). Sense of "annoy, trouble" (1560s) is from influence of pest. Related: Pestered; pestering.