It seemed to Daniel irksome and improper to be in a room at all, but to have anything to do with a young lady seemed to him impossible.
Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.
It is irksome because the process is so slow, and they cannot read what they have written or correct their mistakes.
Then it is excessively irksome to a sensitive man to be attended by women for various necessary offices.
It is in proportion as a sedentary life prevails, and agricultural exploitation is practised on a larger scale, whilst warlike habits continue to exist, that the labour of slaves is increasingly introduced to provide food for the master, and at the same time save him from irksome toil.
He remained there ten years, but his position became irksome, and at length intolerable.
The guarantee which each country thus gave to the other of treatment as favourable as that given elsewhere became irksome to France, sore after her defeat in the war.
Professing to be quite satisfied with this arrangement, he pompously announced that Egypt was no longer in Africa, but a part of Europe; but before seven months had passed he found his constitutional position intolerable, got rid of his irksome cabinet by means of a secretly-organized military riot in Cairo, and reverted to his old autocratic methods of government.
After five minutes of irksome, constrained conversation, they heard the sound of slippered feet rapidly approaching.
To those who have no patience with the minutiae of legislation, the prolix discussions are as irksome as the arguments appear arbitrary.
The Hanseatic museum is housed in a carefully-preserved gaard, or store-house and offices of the Hanseatic League of German merchants, who inhabited the German quarter (Tydskenbryggen) and were established here in great strength from 1445 to 1558 (when the Norwegians began to find their presence irksome), and brought much prosperity to the city in that period.
Accordingly the clergy formed a compact hierarchy not inferior in influence to the clergy of the Christian middle ages, had great power in the state, and were often irksome even to the great king.
The old treaty had proved irksome in many ways, especially as it left portions of the territory belonging to protected chieftains of each power as enclaves within the boundaries of the other.
Add to these the pride of social rank and the pride of blood, which are natural to man, and which alone could reconcile a nation to restrictions at once irksome from a domestic and burdensome from a material point of view, and it is hardly to be wondered at that caste should have assumed the rigidity which distinguishes it in India."
For this Tait was by no means responsible as a whole: some of the provisions which proved most irksome were the result of amendments by Lord Shaftesbury which the bishops were unable to resist; and it must be borne in mind that the most disastrous results of the measure were not contemplated by those who were instrumental in passing it.
During this time the service on the Mississippi continued both difficult and irksome; nor until the river was cleared could Farragut seriously plan operations against Mobile, a port to which the fall of New Orleans had given increased importance.
He found his professorial duties increasingly irksome, and feeling that the pressure of literary work left him no spare energy, he decided in 1880 to resign the post.
After a couple of years Gennadius found the position of patriarch under a Turkish sultan so irksome that he retired to the monastery of John the Baptist near Serrae in Macedonia, where he died about 1468.
The deprivation of liberty under irksome circumstances, rough lodging, hard fare and perpetual labour was after all a milder measure than death, although long years elapsed before the prison was so used.
As an arithmetical calculator he was not only wonderfully expert, but he seems to have occasionally found a positive delight in working out to an enormous number of places of decimals the result of some irksome calculation.
In 1840 the first stone of Pentonville prison was laid, and after three years of considerable outlay, its cells, Sao in number, were occupied on the solitary, or more exactly the separate system - the latter being somewhat less rigorous and irksome in its restraints.
Strangely enough, in this exile - rendered still more irksome by his father's mania for solitude and by his tyrannical temper - the genius of Octave Feuillet developed.
The Arabs who lived more inland were mostly Bedouin who found the obligations of Islam irksome, and do not seem to have made a very vigorous opposition to the Carmathians who took Hajar the capital of Bahrein in 903.
I couldn't see my feet with the pilot light in the big passage which got very irksome.
irksome task for even an veteran reader.
A considerable amount of local autonomy was allowed, and dependence cn Vienna was very slight and not irksome.
For more on the meditations of Trout and reflections on customers ' apparently baseless, and irksome concerns, go here.
From then on, it became very irksome for him to sing human hymns.
What I find irksome is that our fate will have been decided by a government-appointed panel of two experts.
The ongoing fashion for girls to have long straight streaked blond hair has proved particularly irksome.
In other productions, the slow pacing has seemed somewhat irksome, but it feels quite right and proper for this Sleeping Beauty.
This was particularly irksome in respect of paying for boot repairs.
PACE and its liberal codes of practice is also the main source of the paperwork which police find so irksome.
He found his dependence on his mother somewhat irksome.
Yet daily use is not irksome, even if weighed down.
Clearly, comrade Murray and his co-thinkers are beginning to find the restrictions of such ' party lines ' increasingly irksome.
irksome aspect is the two dead pixels glaring at me on the screen.
irksome problem of Robert the Bruce himself.
It's uninspiringly generic, but delivered with such cumbersome and charmless aggression that it soon becomes irksome, even risible in places.
Irksome as were his employments, grievous as was the waste of time, uncongenial as were his companions, solid benefits were to be set off against these things; his health became robust, his knowledge of the world was enlarged, he wore off some of his foreign idiom, got rid of much of his reserve; he adds - and perhaps in his estimate it was the benefit to be most prized of all - " the discipline and evolutions of a modern battalion gave me a clearer notion of the phalanx and the legion, and the captain of the Hampshire grenadiers (the reader may smile) has not been useless to the historian of the Roman empire."
To drive the air out of this skin by pressing on it, or even by walking on it, would be easy; to fill it again with air by pulling its sides apart with his fingers would be so irksome that he would soon learn to distend it by means of strings.
It 's uninspiringly generic, but delivered with such cumbersome and charmless aggression that it soon becomes irksome, even risible in places.
For those suffering from severe acne or even one or two irksome blemishes that can't seem to be erased, this can be an aggravating truth.
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