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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOISOME

It seemed a lifetime that he had lived in the noisome atmosphere of a felon's cell.

They are "safe, because they are too filthy to handle, and too noisome even to approach."

We shouted for help, or to be liberated from our noisome prison.

The air was noisome with dead tobacco smoke and the fumes of stale beer.

His great soul could not support him under these noisome and degrading incidents.

On the moist and noisome floor is a mat; on the mat an old man dying.

The atmosphere of the room seemed to become heavy and noisome.

Already one of the most noisome of the plagues of Egypt was among us.

“No, with me,” said Mark, quickly; and he stepped to the mouth of the noisome pit.

In that noisome lair of the bandits a horrible scene ensued.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "harmful, noxious," from noye "harm, misfortune," shortened form of anoi "annoyance" (from Old French anoier, see annoy) + -some (1). Meaning "bad-smelling" first recorded 1570s. Related: Noisomeness.

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