Examples of nuisance in a Sentence
the new neighbor is threatening to become a nuisance, dropping in on us several times a day
folding up this map correctly is such a nuisance
Recent Examples of nuisance from the Web
City inspectors had visited her home a dozen times since April 2013, citing numerous hazards, including public nuisance violations, the suit said.
The statement references the drug and nuisance charges filed against Widger last week.
She had previously been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and with keeping or maintaining a public nuisance.
The city council had declared the monuments a public nuisance.
John worked as a nuisance hog/alligator trapper and cattle rancher.
On Wednesday the office of Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields charged Widger, 37, with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and maintaining a public nuisance, PEOPLE confirms.
In June 2016, he was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
Instead, with the neighborhood now mostly developed and backswamp timber becoming scarce, the Gormley Canal became less an asset and more a nuisance.
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What is an attractive nuisance?
Nuisance is a fine example of a word that has taken on a weakened meaning. It has been in use in English since the 15th century, and for much of that time signified "harm" or "injury" rather than mere "annoyance" (the word came into our language from French, but it can be traced back to the Latin nocēre, meaning “to harm”). In the early 19th century nuisance began to see considerable use in reference to people or things that were obnoxious rather than injurious, and that meaning has become the prevalent one. We retain evidence of the word’s earlier "harm" sense, however, in the legal term attractive nuisance, which refers to an enticing thing or condition (such as an unattended ladder leaning against a house) that might attract a child and cause them injury.
NUISANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nuisance for English Language Learners
: a person, thing, or situation that is annoying or that causes trouble or problems
NUISANCE Defined for Kids
legal Definition of nuisance
- declined to extend the doctrine of attractive nuisance…to moving trains
- —Honeycutt v. City of Wichita, 796 P.2d 549 (1990)
- a lawful business may be a nuisance in fact in a particular location
- a house of prostitution is a nuisance per se
- declared that the landfill was a present and prospective public nuisance and ordered…operations to cease
- —SCA Servs. v. Transportation Ins. Co., 646 N.E.2d 394 (1995)
Origin and Etymology of nuisance
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