In the darkness he could but vaguely see the great mass of the Cathedral: he hated it now because of the irksomeness
of the long services which he was forced to attend.
In this matter of Hester Prynne there was neither irritation nor irksomeness
. She never battled with the public, but submitted uncomplainingly to its worst usage; she made no claim upon it in requital for what she suffered; she did not weigh upon its sympathies.
Catherine began to feel something of disappointment -- she was tired of being continually pressed against by people, the generality of whose faces possessed nothing to interest, and with all of whom she was so wholly unacquainted that she could not relieve the irksomeness
of imprisonment by the exchange of a syllable with any of her fellow captives; and when at last arrived in the tea-room, she felt yet more the awkwardness of having no party to join, no acquaintance to claim, no gentleman to assist them.
It would amuse away the difficulties of her part, and lessen the irksomeness
of Miss Smith's."
Never before had she had such a sense of the intolerable length of time that creeps between dawn and sunset, and of the miserable irksomeness
of having aught to do, and of the better wisdom that it would be to lie down at once, in sullen resignation, and let life, and its toils and vexations, trample over one's prostrate body as they may!
There was a certain irksomeness
of spirit, which, being real, and the deepest sensation of which the artist was now conscious, was more intolerable than any fantastic miseries and horrors that the abuse of wine could summon up.
(11) In Hardy's manuscript only, Jude exclaims: "When men of a later age look back upon the barbarism, cruelty, and superstition of the times in which we have the unhappiness to live, it will appear more clearly to them than it does to us that the irksomeness
of life is less owing to its natural conditions, though they are bad enough, than to those artificial compulsions arranged for our well-being, which have no root in the nature of things!" (415).
Building Design values Notes usage [m/[s.sup.2]] [g/1000] Residential 0.039~0.082 4.03~8.43 Up to 0.049 m/[s.sup.2], the motion is imperceptible Office 0.196~0.245 20~25 The motion is perceptible and irksomeness
is subjective; up to 0.5 m/[s.sup.2] serious physical problems TABLE 2: Resistant displacements ([[delta].sub.Sd] is top displacements, [[delta].sub.Sid] is inter-story displacements, H is building height, and [h.sub.i] is inter-story height).