irksome

All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • When work seemed to become irksome they would all stop and play games. Cited from Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers, by Elbert Hubbard
  • How often have you told me that there was no degree of business which you found irksome? Cited from Sybil, or the Two Nations, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Even now it is often only long hours that make work irksome. Cited from Proposed Roads to Freedom, by Bertrand Russell
  • We hope that their stay here may not be made in any way irksome to them. Cited from Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O, by Various
  • I will not touch upon a matter so very irksome to you to hear of. Cited from Pamela (Vol. II), by Samuel Richardson
  • After a few minutes only, the occupation became irksome to her once more. Cited from The Haunted Hotel, by Wilkie Collins
  • To any other man the knowledge of this would have been in the highest degree irksome. Cited from Cord and Creese, by James de Mille
  • It began to be somewhat irksome to be so well taken care of. Cited from Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador, Mrs. Hubbard
  • At last the silence became so irksome that I took upon myself to speak first. Cited from Devon Boys, by George Manville Fenn
  • No one who writes so fast and so well can find it actually irksome. Cited from What I Remember, Volume 2, by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • When, however, he grew up, his support became irksome and he was cast upon the world. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 7, No. 39, January, 1861, by Various
  • When a powerful government no longer appeared to be necessary, they once more began to think it irksome. Cited from American Institutions, by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • He has no desire to make things as irksome to them as some of his critics desire. Cited from Mr. Punch's History of the Great War, by Punch
  • Therefore only put such things in the grave as will not be irksome to carry. Cited from Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3), by J. A. Jones
  • You think it will be irksome for me, but, never mind, we need not stay long. Cited from The Honorable Miss, by L. T. Meade
  • The residence in country towns has always appeared to me very irksome. Cited from Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol. V, Ed. by Francis W. Halsey
  • Another is that she finds the duties and regular hours incident to any position very irksome. Cited from Herself, by E. B. Lowry
  • His presence among them might prove irksome, and what would the death of a single English youth matter? Cited from In Clive's Command, by Herbert Strang
  • Very gradually, he began to find this morning visit less irksome. Cited from Greifenstein, by F. Marion Crawford
  • He was satisfied to turn his face away entirely, and any call to look back was irksome. Cited from Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser
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