IRKSOME's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of irksome
Definition:
a. causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious
Example:
He found working on the assembly line irksome because of the monotony of the operation he had to perform.
Sentence in Classic:
And this was what caused his dubious, inquiring, sometimes hostile, expression, and the shyness and uncertainty which Vronsky found so irksome.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I should have been extremely happy, Copperfield, to have limited these charges to the actual expenditure out of pocket, but it is an irksome incident in my professional life, that I am not at liberty to consult my own wishes.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Unless I had been animated by an almost supernatural enthusiasm, my application to this study would have been irksome and almost intolerable.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
But she begged so hard, and Sallie had promised to take good care of her, and a little pleasure seemed so delightful after a winter of irksome work that the mother yielded, and the daughter went to take her first taste of fashionable life.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Yates must have been irksome; but of him, trifling and confident, idle and expensive, it was every way vexatious.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Collins, to be sure, was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
It was an extremely irksome task, servitors brought him the mail, bank staff came with various queries and, when they saw that K.
The Trial By Franz Kafka Context
While he was yet nearly a mile from the house his mother exhibited signs of restlessness under the constraint of being borne along, as if his arms were irksome to her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context