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
The study also compared the measurements with a state and Maricopa County standard for whether bad odors are a nuisance, which is lower than health limits.
Either way, time could be running out for the shell of a nuisance.
The plaintiffs accused Murphy-Brown of failing to take necessary steps to eliminate obnoxious, recurrent odors and other causes of nuisance, including pests that periodically plagued their properties.
The uneven construction isn’t the only UI nuisance, either.
The nuisance of large air travel taxes added to the ticket total is hardly limited to the UK.
Maingear started off by creating a custom acrylic slab to contain the liquid, thus avoiding a few of the nuisances of liquid cooling.
Illustrating how services that target this revenue could pose a fiscal nuisance, New Jersey’s Monroe County was forced to issue a bond in 2011 to cover $5 million in refunds due to a spike in property tax appeals.
The venue might be a little harder to confirm, especially with May being only two months away (oh, and the nuisance that is Barry Kripke), but based on our conversation with executive producer Steve Holland, Shamy fans have nothing to worry about.
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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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