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  • adj. That is a plague.


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From plague +‎ -some


  • That plaguesome Polypheme was Captain Stubbard, begirt with a wife, and endowed with a family almost in excess of benediction, and dancing attendance upon Miss Dolly, too stoutly for his own comfort, in the hope of procuring for his own Penates something to eat and to sit upon.


  • For although she was not given, any more than other young people are, to plaguesome self-inspection, she could not help feeling that she was no longer the playful young Dolly that she loved so well.


  • Instead of getting steadier, he grows more plaguesome.


  • The lawyer took good care to speak to none but his principals concerning that plaguesome deed of appointment.

    Mary Anerley

  • Therefore he spurred his willing horse against the hill, and up the many-winding ruggedness of road, hoping, at every turn, to descry in the distance the vehicle carrying that very plaguesome box.

    Mary Anerley

  • "Permit me to warn you, brother mine, that this wooing business is definitely plaguesome."

    A Lady of Expectations

  • "I dunno," said the plaguesome boy, looking at the address covertly.

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • Lady Anna -- who could think but little of her birth -- to whom it had been throughout her life a thing plaguesome rather than profitable -- could remember only what she had been in Cumberland, and her binding obligation to the tailor's son.

    Lady Anna

  • But it happened about this time that a grave was dug, a grave of unusual depth, to be ready, in that fiery plaguesome weather, the first heat of veritable summer come suddenly, for the body of an ancient villager then at the point of death.

    Miscellaneous Studies; a series of essays

  • "Ye plaguesome brat!" cried Auntie; "there has Betty been seekin 'ye, and I hae been seekin' ye, far an 'near, i' the verra rottan-holes; an 'here ye are, on yer ain father's buryin' day, that comes but ance -- takin 'up wi' a coo."

    Alec Forbes of Howglen


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