from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of bothering or the state of being bothered; trouble; annoyance; botheration.


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  • "None, none; never make any more botherment about it, Master Lawson," said the third.

    The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance

  • "Come, get along, man, and let's have no more botherment," cried one of the impatient passengers.

    The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance

  • "And to think a bit thing like that can make all this botherment!"

    The Christian A Story

  • "'It's no use,' says he, 'the man's sure to fall for treason,' he says, 'and it's all botherment trying to force me to indict' im for murder. '"

    The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance

  • Deacon now, bless ye, or archdeacon, and some sic botherment, and his daughter is to be married to yon slip of a curate with the rabbit mouth and the heather legs.

    The Christian A Story

  • "It's hut little I care, anyway, for such botherment; but fighting is no play, and a body shouldn't be particular how they strike, or who they hit, so it's the inimy."

    The Spy

  • But goddammit, the thought of listening to my President or Vice-President further embarrass our country and belittle the incredible threat posed by these weapons by mangling that word for the next four to eight years, well, let's just say my botherment is probably at least as disproportionate as the utility of nukes to any conceivable military objective.

    The Duck of Minerva

  • First, envy is agreed to be a form of pain or botherment ” an unpleasant emotion.


  • But, man, what's all this botherment about telling a lassie's name? "

    The Christian A Story

  • You've worked too much already -- that's half the botherment. "

    The Christian A Story


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