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Word: inclement

Definition: stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement


Sentences Containing 'inclement'

When it was not too wet or inclement for her child to be with her, they went together; at other times she was alone; but, she never missed a single day.
When I got nigh the place as I had been told of, I began to think within my own self, "What shall I do when I see her?"' The listening face, insensible to the inclement night, still drooped at the door, and the hands begged me--prayed me--not to cast it forth.
He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
And as when Spring and Summer had departed, that wild Logan of the woods, burying himself in the hollow of a tree, lived out the winter there, sucking his own paws; so, in his inclement, howling old age, Ahab's soul, shut up in the caved trunk of his body, there fed upon the sullen paws of its gloom!
Concerning all this, it is much to be deplored that the mast-heads of a southern whale ship are unprovided with those enviable little tents or pulpits, called CROW'S-NESTS, in which the look-outs of a Greenland whaler are protected from the inclement weather of the frozen seas.

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