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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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XXXVIII The distant inclemency, as seen by a noble gaze, is both flowing and fixed.
WORCESTER - Guardrail hunting season officially began with yesterday's frozen inclemency as snow- and ice-slicked roads caused dozens of spinouts, fender-benders and unexpected off-road encounters throughout Central Massachusetts last night.
By the early 1470s, therefore, the vicars were complaining to the bishop that they lived "so distant from the church that through fear of evil-doers, and the inclemency of the weather, many of them cannot go to the church at midnight to celebrate divine service.
Under these circumstances, one of the company expressed a wish to have a slight building erected, as a security from the inclemency of the weather.
To see a whole block of buildings, which were erected in this city at the most enormous prices, wrapped in flames and the fire rapidly spreading from house to house without the means of arresting its progress or save the great amount of valuable personal property contained therein was indeed a distressing sight and made us all feel that we would soon be houseless exposed to me incessant rains and inclemency of this climate.
Unfortunately, the inherent logistical challenges (expansiveness of the area, inaccessibility of much of the coastline, and inclemency of weather, especially at high latitudes during winter months) render comprehensive monitoring or randomized sampling difficult, if not impossible, at present.
The funeral procession of William Bradley later in the same year was also widely attended (despite the inclemency of the weather) but it did not leave until four o'clock 'in consequence of the land sale and the County Court detaining many who intended to be present.
The Round House on the Kymin hill overlooking Monmouth was built to provide "security from the inclemency of the weather, " records state at the time it was constructed more than 200 years ago.
91) Similarly, in opposing the "civil magistrate" amendment, another delegate argued "that cases might arise where the public safety would be endangered by putting it in the power of one person to keep a division of troops standing in the inclemency of the weather for many hours.
I note first that umbrellas are for protection, prophylactics against inclemency.
His lines from "Como era Espana," for example, portray the rough, arid Spanish landscape torn by war: "Spain was taut and lean, a diurnal/drum of darkest sound,/barren plains and eagle's nest, the silence/of a scourged inclemency.
Even if no single woman would list "the opportunity to save somewhat's life with a tissue donation" as her reason for deciding to have an abortion, dramatic transplantation successes with fetal tissue may nevertheless erode individual and societal inclemency toward abortion, making it a more acceptable form of family planning.