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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOTHERS

The only thing that bothers me is that to-night we shall be in Liverpool.

Our bothers are over tangible things—money, husbands, house-hunting.

And why cannot my little girl ask it without all those shakes and 'bothers?'

"That's the part that bothers me," was Marjorie's troubled reply.

The only thing that bothers me is whether we are doing it the right way.

What bothers him most is the loss of a clock, but in the clock was $1,600.

“There can be no doubt of his guilt, if that is what bothers you,” he continued.

She never makes one mite of difficulty, or bothers with objections.

In the evening, at the theater, she forgot her bothers, as usual.

To begin with, Jimmy realized the bothers which it brought down upon Lily.

WORD ORIGIN

1718, probably from Anglo-Irish pother, because its earliest use was by Irish writers Sheridan, Swift, Sterne. Perhaps from Irish bodhairim "I deafen." Related: Bothered; bothering. As a noun from 1803.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.