For keyed or fretted instruments a compromise is indispensable.
The necessity of devising compromises with men who had formerly been his tools fretted him both in mind and body.
France, and was fretted almost beyond endurance by the quarrels of Federalist politicians over the distribution of commissions.
coast is fretted into bays and promontories, and a large number of islets lie off it.
"Look out!" he shouted, in a voice plainly showing that he had long fretted to utter that word, and letting the borzois slip he galloped toward the count.