American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Inconvenience.
- n. Something inconvenient.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inconvenience; trouble; disadvantage.
- n. That which is incommodious or troublesome; anything that incommodes or causes loss; an inconvenience; a trouble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Archaic Inconvenience; trouble; annoyance; disadvantage; encumbrance.
- Latin incommoditas: compare French incommodité. See incommodious. (Wiktionary)
“So that the incommodity that follows the bare words of a written law may lead him to the intention of the law, whereby to interpret the same the better; though no incommodity can warrant a sentence against the law.”
“And sic part of the kye or stock as I judge it fit to keep, may be driven thither without incommodity — say about Wooler, or that gate, keeping aye a shouther to the hills, — and the rest may be sauld to gude profit and advantage, if we had grace weel to use and guide these gifts of the warld.”
“I sat next but one to the Bard and heard most of his talk, which was all about port wine and tobacco; he seems to know much about them, and can drink a whole bottle of port at a sitting with no incommodity.”
“No inconvenience or incommodity was allowed to be even perceived; and the King always went very quickly, most frequently with relays.”
“And here a singular incommodity befell one member of our party.”
“But once having made up his mind to move to a better, every incommodity starts out upon him until the very ground-plan of it seems to have changed in his mind, and his thoughts and affections, each one of them packing up its little bundle of circumstances, have quitted their several chambers and nooks and migrated to the new home, long before its apartments are ready to receive their bodily tenant.”
“And that which the Latins call versutia, translated into English shifting, and is a putting off of a present danger or incommodity by engaging into a greater, as when a man robs one to pay another, is but a short-sighted craft, called versutia, from versura, which signifies taking money at usury for the present payment of interest.”
“But most commonly the most heinous faults be punished with the incommodity of bondage.”
“And therefore (as I suppose) the whole incommodity hereof is not yet felt.”
“And for this cause they think it too cruel an act, to revenge that loss with the death of many, the incommodity of the which loss no man feeleth neither in his life, neither in his living.”
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