inclemency

Part of speech: noun

Severity, as of weather; harshness.

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Usage examples "inclemency":

  1. The inclemency of the night made Upper Street- the promenade of a great district on account of its spacious pavement- less frequented than usual; but there were still numbers of people about, some hastening homewards, some sauntering hither and thither in the familiar way, some gathered into gossiping groups. - "The Nether World", George Gissing.
  2. There are now twenty of these, and they shelter 2000 cabmen, doing much to alleviate the discomfort of the men, who sit so many hours of the night suffering from the inclemency of the seasons. - "Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888", Edward VII.
  3. In this dreadful state they remained until daybreak, when it was discovered that several of them had perished from the inclemency of the weather. - "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849", William O. S. Gilly.