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n, pl -cies


(ˌɪn kənˈvin yəns)

n., v. -ienced, -ienc•ing. n.
1. the quality or state of being inconvenient.
2. an inconvenient circumstance or thing.
3. to put to trouble; incommode.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
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As the news of my arrival spread through the kingdom, it brought prodigious numbers of rich, idle, and curious people to see me; so that the villages were almost emptied; and great neglect of tillage and household affairs must have ensued, if his imperial majesty had not provided, by several proclamations and orders of state, against this inconveniency.
The definition of piracies might, perhaps, without inconveniency, be left to the law of nations; though a legislative definition of them is found in most municipal codes.
There's inconveniency in it, but the novelty gives it a sort of relish, too