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- n. The state or condition of being troublesome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being troublesome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a difficulty that causes anxiety
Boo-Boo (parish) books (troublesomeness of writing)
Now, as I have not the gift of writing, at which, thank God, I have left off repining, from the reason of its great troublesomeness in acquiring, I can't pretend to any thing of a fine letter, but shall proceed to business.
Shirley, refused some good oflfers in her youth, out of dread of the tyranny of a husband, and the troublesomeness of a parcel of brats!
No sooner, dear and honoured Sir, is one boon granted me, but I have another to beg; yet I blush as I write, for my troublesomeness.
Yet as Cresacre More, More's great-grandson, speaking of his great-grandfather's writing, says, he "seasoned always the troublesomeness of the matter with some merry jests or pleasant tales, as it were sugar, whereby we drink up the more willingly these wholesome drugs ... which kind of writing he hath used in all his works, so that none can ever by weary to read them, though they be never so long."
But king Diarmait most of all men grieved for his death, insomuch that he grew deaf, and could not hear the causes of his subjects, by reason of the heaviness and troublesomeness of his brains.
The Moskitos are famous all over America, for their multitude, the troublesomeness of their buzzing and the venom of their stings, which occasion an insupportable itching, and often form so many ulcers, if the person stung does not immediately put some spittle on the wound.
They advised Henderson of the "troublesomeness and danger" of the Indians, says Robert
Our Captain willing to use those Negroes well (not hurting himself) set them ashore upon the Main, that they might perhaps join themselves to their countrymen the Cimaroons, and gain their liberty, if they would; or if they would not, yet by reason of the length and troublesomeness of the way by land to Nombre de Dios, he might prevent any notice of his coming, which they should be able to give.
That's part of your deliciousness and troublesomeness.
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