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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCONVENIENCE

The husband in my case was to be an inconvenience, but doubtless an amusing one.

I sincerely hope that what I have done will not result in any discomfort or inconvenience to you.

The inconvenience of the situation had therefore to be faced.

Now, to what amount will you go to save our friend here from inconvenience?

There's no inconvenience but has its convenience, said Betty, giving me proverb for proverb.

Let me tell you, Sir, you cannot have the convenience without the inconvenience.

The chagrin of his rival was to pay for all the inconvenience which he incurred himself.

I am very much worried, as I know it will cause you inconvenience.

It was only the heat which at present caused him any inconvenience.

Thus it had come to pass, that Tellson's was the triumphant perfection of inconvenience.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "harm, damage, danger," also "a harmful incident, misfortune, affliction," from Old French inconvenience "misfortune, calamity; impropriety" (Modern French inconvenance), from Late Latin inconvenientia "lack of consistency, incongruity," noun of quality from inconvenientem (see inconvenient). Later "impropriety, unfitness; an improper act or utterance" (early 15c.). Meaning "quality of being inconvenient" is from 1650s.

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