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inclement

adjective arctic, astringent, austere, bitter, bleak, blustery, cold, crisp, cruel, freezing, frigid, glacial, grim, gusty, harsh, icy, inexorable, merciless, nasty, nipping, penetrating, piercing, rainy, rigorous, rough, rugged, ruthless, severe, sharp, stone-cold, stormy, tempestuous, unrelenting, unsparing, violent, wintry
See also: callous, harsh, relentless, ruthless, severe, unfavorable, unrelenting
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who, wearing such a jacket, sat fishing to escape the appointment by the first Eastern Han emperor (133) Zhu Xi promptly sent a poem in which he depicted himself as a fisherman in this jacket, who wanted to leave his biding but was afraid of the "cold wind"--alluding to the unpredictable inclemency of the political climate.
If there is not pity for all sorrows, turn the full and perfect man to meet the inclemency of fate; let not those who have never tasted the pleasures of existence be assailed by any of its sorrows; the eyes which are never gladdened by light should never stream with tears.
His narrative therefore turns out to be a gloomy tale of immigration and extreme inner-city poverty: 'He had not eaten a morsel of food for two or three days' and 'had no lodging, and was obliged to shelter himself from the inclemency of the weather, within the walls of unfinished houses about the metropolis' (Ibid.
The story progresses through immigrant to refugee, the prosecution, the defense, inclemency, doubt, and toward forgetting.
This accelerated aging system simulates environmental destructive capacity and predicts the relative durability of materials exposed to inclemency or a similar environment by simulating the chemical and physical environments that could partially replace the oral cavity conditions.
As the boy becomes increasingly aware of his environment, especially the repeated inclemency of the weather on his successive birthdays, it is clear that the moment of political and psychological maturation is gradually dawning even for the villagers in their response to the colonial presence.
Oliver Evans' new Plan of applying Steam to Propelling land carriages to travel with heavie Burdens Up and Down Hills without the aid of Animal fource with such Velocity as may be Convenient, and be guided by a person sitting therein Secure from the Inclemency of the weather.
New York's highest court, which had initially agreed to issue writs, reversed its decision between 1769 and 1772 as "[j]udges pleaded illness, age, and inclemency of weather for absences that precluded a necessary quorum" to order writs (p.
Despite all the inclemency they're up against, whitebarks are successful reseeders.
On his way to Philadelphia, Washington passed near the scene of one of his few notable victories, the Christmas night in 1776 when the frostbitten and nearly naked American army, bravely and in defiance of the impediment of inclemency, crossed the Delaware River, surprising the much-feared Hessian mercenaries who were sleeping (or passed out after a night of Christmas cavorting) and completely unaware of the American advance.
As for another of the four, 'Mountain Sprite', the almost negligible clothing of the model, sitting 'on a rock at a turn of a mountain pass', strained credulity in a different way: 'The slight but judiciously placed drapery, the only garment on the young lady, must leave her, one would imagine, painfully exposed to the inclemency of the weather.
The season of summer, light and heat, long days, allow for freedom of movement; no turn of the weather or climate, windstorm, rain, no inclemency, can interruptor threaten the protagonist's aim or the narrator's sense of timing or his story line.