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At sundown of the second day he began to complain of the irksomeness of his bonds.

What also eased the irksomeness of his situation was his appointment as adjutant of his regiment.

The lieutenant was less able to cover the irksomeness of his situation with easy talk.

In this matter of Hester Prynne, there was neither irritation nor irksomeness.

It is getting to be automatic and is losing its irksomeness.

It is the irksomeness of the thing which is the great bar to learning of every sort.

If you devote your time to study, you will avoid all the irksomeness of this life.

I ask your forgiveness for the irksomeness of a provincial wedding.

It is not so much the idleness, then, as the attempt to overcome its irksomeness, that makes this condition painful.

The work is not without its irksomeness, requiring long hours of labor as well as firmness of touch.

WORD ORIGIN

"bothersome, burdensome," early 15c., from irk + -some (1). Related: Irksomely; irksomeness.

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