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  • n. Plural form of botheration.


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  • Petrea has had all kind of botherations in the world: in the first place with her own nose, with which she could not get into conceit, and then with various other things, as well within her as without her, and for a long time it seemed as if her own world would never come forth out of chaos.

    The Home

  • Mastering the game of concentration, logic and strategy requires one to isolate from the routine botherations around, and Nadig says, Like all other games, chess also involves sportsman spirit and killer instinct.

    WGM Kruttika Nadig

  • In physical games one can push the routine botherations at the back of one's mind by diverting the attention, but in case of chess, since the brain is continuously being stormed, it is difficult to do so.

    WGM Kruttika Nadig

  • He had in any case, of course, the hundred botherations that besiege a man in such a position; and they ranged from large to small and from new to old.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • It will be morning, pale and gray, before the last volunteers see the last ladies to their carriage, and betake themselves bedward with ears ringing with half a dozen waltz tunes, and pleasantly oblivious for the nonce of briefs and work-a-day botherations.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • "Leave me alone, you little botherations!" he cried.

    The Extra Day

  • I say that in this case it would interfere to create a great evil; and I am not going to be turned from the discussion of that direct issue to bottomless botherations about Socialism and Individualism, or the relative advantages of always turning to the right and always turning to the left.

    Eugenics and Other Evils

  • I meant to reply to it in full, but all sorts of pressing obligations and botherations intervened ...


  • And what are the pleasures of towns and streets and hotels and servants, and such botherations to those of a sweet old farm that is all your own somewhere?

    Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon

  • After much calculating, it is settled I am to go first to the Gill, afterwards to Germany, a second time; she, after settling home botherations, to go for Nithsdale, Mrs. Pringle, of Lann Hall, pressing to be her/[Page 347]/hostess.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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