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Word: irksome

Definition: annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy


Sentences Containing 'irksome'

Mr. Collins, to be sure, was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary.
Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.
It must be a very irksome office to be the father of a grown up daughter; it seems to make one feverish, and to raise one's pulse to ninety beats a minute until the deed is done.''
What irksome constraint I underwent, sitting in the same attitude hours upon hours, afraid to move an arm or a leg lest Miss Murdstone should complain (as she did on the least pretence) of my restlessness, and afraid to move an eye lest she should light on some look of dislike or scrutiny that would find new cause for complaint in mine!
I should have been extremely happy, Copperfield, to have limited these charges to the actual expenditure out of pocket, but it is an irksome incident in my professional life, that I am not at liberty to consult my own wishes.
He was a little frisky; though as yet his body seemed scarce yet recovered from that irksome position it had so lately occupied in the maternal reticule; where, tail to head, and all ready for the final spring, the unborn whale lies bent like a Tartar's bow.

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