NUISANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of NUISANCE
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nuisance
 n.  something that annoys or gives trouble and vexation; something that is offensive or noxious
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  The war didn't seem to be a holy affair, but a nuisance that killed men senselessly and cost money and made luxuries hard to get.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  It was a nuisance to have to run down the street after him because she had forgotten to ask him for money at breakfast.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  Damn nuisance, though, having to fake up excuses.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
4  But he's a nuisance in the aeronautic section.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  So the old man's cough grew every day worse, until there came a time when it hardly ever stopped, and he had become a nuisance about the place.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
6  This made him a nuisance, and a source of endless trouble in the family.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
7  Ah, you nuisance, you good-for-nothing, you had better hold your stupid tongue.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
8  "Oh, what a nuisance," said Dolgorukov, getting up hurriedly and pressing the hands of Prince Andrew and Boris.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
9  What a nuisance that our squadron will be in reserve tomorrow, he thought.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIII
10  Petya and Natasha on the contrary, far from helping their parents, were generally a nuisance and a hindrance to everyone.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII
11  But at the moment it presented itself simply as a confounded nuisance.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
12  The thing has become an absolute public nuisance.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In FIRST ACT
13  I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
14  I was a nuisance, an incumbrance, and a pest.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
15  I told him it was a nuisance to have the woman trespassing: to which he replied that he had no power to arrest her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
Example Sentence:
1  It also alleges violations of state and federal antitrust laws and public nuisance laws.
2  Missing are neighborhood and business associations: two groups that pushed hard during the former administration for a crackdown on nuisance crimes.
3  You are a confounded nuisance.
4  The rail strike is a bloody nuisance.
5  Some teenagers are just a nuisance, but at the other end of the scale there are kids who pose a real threat.
6  Setting off firecrackers is seen not merely as a nuisance, but also as a big threat to man's life and property.
7  It's an awful nuisance having builders in the house all day.
8  The noise was so loud that it was a nuisance to the neighbors.
9  Anti-social behavior covers incidents such as rowdy and inconsiderate behavior, nuisance neighbors, drinking in the street, littering, abandoned cars and youth disorder.
10  If the trespasser is a child, you face a greater risk of liability, especially if the child was drawn to your property by an attractive nuisance, such as a pond.