It seemed to Daniel irksome and improper to be in a room at all, but to have anything to do with a young lady seemed to him impossible.
Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.
It is irksome because the process is so slow, and they cannot read what they have written or correct their mistakes.
Then it is excessively irksome to a sensitive man to be attended by women for various necessary offices.
It is in proportion as a sedentary life prevails, and agricultural exploitation is practised on a larger scale, whilst warlike habits continue to exist, that the labour of slaves is increasingly introduced to provide food for the master, and at the same time save him from irksome toil.