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  • Despite the difficulties, the inclement weather did not end our journey.
  • But since the weather had been so inclement—to use one of Reverend Ambrose’s words—they had had more time for practice.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • Back in Danbury Sister Platte had used the hall as a makeshift treadmill during inclement weather.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • This day I secured my goods from the inclemency of the weather.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe

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  • We can understand his taking an evening stroll, but the ground was damp and the night inclement.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • When I was thirteen years of age we all went on a party of pleasure to the baths near Thonon; the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • When it was not too wet or inclement for her child to be with her, they went together; at other times she was alone; but, she never missed a single day.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • More frequently, however, on ascending the steps, you would discern— in the entry if it were summer time, or in their appropriate rooms if wintry or inclement weathers—a row of venerable figures, sitting in old-fashioned chairs, which were tipped on their hind legs back against the wall.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • It was something San Piedro prided itself on, the fact that its men had the courage to fish alone even in inclement weather.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • I shuddered as I stood and looked round me: it was an inclement day for outdoor exercise; not positively rainy, but darkened by a drizzling yellow fog; all under foot was still soaking wet with the floods of yesterday.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The mighty cork trees, unenforced save of their own courtesy, shed the broad light bark that served at first to roof the houses supported by rude stakes, a protection against the inclemency of heaven alone.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • ’ The listening face, insensible to the inclement night, still drooped at the door, and the hands begged me — prayed me — not to cast it forth.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Concerning all this, it is much to be deplored that the mast-heads of a southern whale ship are unprovided with those enviable little tents or pulpits, called CROW’S-NESTS, in which the look-outs of a Greenland whaler are protected from the inclement weather of the frozen seas.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Mr. O’Connor had been engaged by Tierney’s agent to canvass one part of the ward but, as the weather was inclement and his boots let in the wet, he spent a great part of the day sitting by the fire in the Committee Room in Wicklow Street with Jack, the old caretaker.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • There was a saw-mill near, round which were left several piles of boards, with which we soon hutted ourselves; an operation the more necessary at that inclement season, as we had no tents.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Part of the remainder she was obliged to expend in winter clothing, leaving only a nominal sum for the whole inclement season at hand.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It was an inclement night; the southeast wind drove the mingled snow and rain into her thinly sheltered bosom; her satin slippers were wet through and through, as she trod the muddy sidewalks.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • She had come abroad with the Welly Brys at the moment when fashion flees the inclemency of the New York spring.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • He caused his bedstead to be moved out nearer to the window when he heard it was such inclement weather, and his head to be so adjusted that he could see the driving snow and sleet.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • _[*] [*] Place me where never summer breeze Unbinds the glebe, or warms the trees: Where ever-lowering clouds appear, And angry Jove deforms th’ inclement year.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …luminous inferiour orbs, enclosed From Chaos, and the inroad of Darkness old, Satan alighted walks: A globe far off It seemed, now seems a boundless continent Dark, waste, and wild, under the frown of Night Starless exposed, and ever-threatening storms Of Chaos blustering round, inclement sky; Save on that side which from the wall of Heaven, Though distant far, some small reflection gains Of glimmering air less vexed with tempest loud: Here walked the Fiend at large in spacious field.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • In a final and desperate effort the smiling gaze of Legrandin struggled to the extreme limits of its tenderness, vagueness, candour, and distraction; then feeling, no doubt, that there was nothing left for it now but to answer, he said to us: "I have friends all the world over, wherever there are companies of trees, stricken but not defeated, which have come together to offer a common supplication, with pathetic obstinacy, to an inclement sky which has no mercy upon them."
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • It seemed that the unhappy youths were nightly turned out into the wet streets at the most inclement periods of the year, to wander about, in darkness and rain—or it might be hail or snow—for hours together, without shelter, food, or warmth; and let the public never forget upon the latter point, that while the muffins were provided with warm clothing and blankets, the boys were wholly unprovided for, and left to their own miserable resources.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Outside, the sultry night Threatens to turn inclement.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The one was just as cold and inclement as the other, and those that followed were the same.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Her brow was creased, but not—Joe sensed—because the inclement weather required that she concentrate on her driving.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • At that hour of the morning there was not a soul on the wooden platform, its roof eaten away by inclement weather and ants.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Dorothy, who would not wear a hat suitable for inclement weather, nor one of the horrid yellow, sticky slickers, was a drenched and disheveled spectacle.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Despite the inclement weather, the city’s residents were gathering in district plazas or along the broad avenues to celebrate the great tournament, which would conclude that evening.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Hiking is the one summer leisure activity that absolutely can’t be done in inclement weather.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • "The tariff," said the inhabitants of Carolina in 1832, "enriches the North, and ruins the South; for if this were not the case, to what can we attribute the continually increasing power and wealth of the North, with its inclement skies and arid soil; whilst the South, which may be styled the garden of America, is rapidly declining?"
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • "Ingrates!" says the garment, "I protected you in inclement weather.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • …dung, rather than it is given to the poor, to great damage of the foresaid poor folk, and that in sundry wise: this is to say, the more that cloth is wasted, the more must it cost to the poor people for the scarceness; and furthermore, if so be that they would give such punched and dagged clothing to the poor people, it is not convenient to wear for their estate, nor sufficient to boot [help, remedy] their necessity, to keep them from the distemperance [inclemency] of the firmament.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Clara lived in a universe of her own invention, protected from life’s inclement weather, where the prosaic truth of material objects mingled with the tumultuous reality of dreams and the laws of physics and logic did not always apply.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Then he thanked God for letting us see a brand-new day and for allowing us to gather together in His house in such inclement weather.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • Here, then, I retreated and lay down happy to have found a shelter, however miserable, from the inclemency of the season, and still more from the barbarity of man.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Esteban Trueba had been fighting to get one for four years, and they delivered it just when he did not even have a roof to protect it from inclement weather.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I’m eating my breakfast, oatmeal again, steaming in its foilware dish when I hear the port announce: Cassia Reyes, your leisure activity, hiking, has been canceled for the day due to inclement weather.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • And as when Spring and Summer had departed, that wild Logan of the woods, burying himself in the hollow of a tree, lived out the winter there, sucking his own paws; so, in his inclement, howling old age, Ahab’s soul, shut up in the caved trunk of his body, there fed upon the sullen paws of its gloom!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • One day he had had company to dinner, and had sent for my portfolio; in order, doubtless, to exhibit its contents: the gentlemen went away early, to attend a public meeting at Millcote, as Mrs. Fairfax informed me; but the night being wet and inclement, Mr. Rochester did not accompany them.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "Well, I cannot return to the house," I thought; "I cannot sit by the fireside, while he is abroad in inclement weather: better tire my limbs than strain my heart; I will go forward and meet him."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I must here add, to the description I have given of my habitation, that having raised a turf wall against the outside of it, I thatched it so close as might keep it from the inclemency of the weather; I also improved it within, enlarged my cave, and made a passage and door in the rock, which came out beyond the pale of my fortification.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • HOPBINES We seek shelter from inclement weather Under a willow entwined with ivy.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Nonetheless, from Ishmael’s perspective this inclement weather should not be allowed to overshadow the trial of Kabuo Miyamoto, which was an affair of a different sort entirely and of a greater magnitude.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It had its drawbacks; such as hunger and thirst, inclement weather, hot sunshine, and weary and foot-blistering marches over barren and ugly tracts, that lay between the sites desirable for their fertility and beauty.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The wharves stretched out towards the centre of the harbor, and, in this inclement weather, were deserted by the ordinary throng of merchants, laborers, and sea-faring men; each wharf a solitude, with the vessels moored stem and stern, along its misty length.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • This was accorded with more good-will than it was accepted: for Partridge would rather have submitted to the utmost inclemency of the weather than have trusted to the clemency of those whom he took for hobgoblins; and the poor post-boy was now infected with the same apprehensions; but they were both obliged to follow the example of Jones; the one because he durst not leave his horse, and the other because he feared nothing so much as being left by himself.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Idleness had been worse; My labour will sustain me; and, lest cold Or heat should injure us, his timely care Hath, unbesought, provided; and his hands Clothed us unworthy, pitying while he judged; How much more, if we pray him, will his ear Be open, and his heart to pity incline, And teach us further by what means to shun The inclement seasons, rain, ice, hail, and snow!
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …on his miserable pay, which comes late or never, or else on what he can plunder, seriously imperilling his life and conscience; and sometimes his nakedness will be so great that a slashed doublet serves him for uniform and shirt, and in the depth of winter he has to defend himself against the inclemency of the weather in the open field with nothing better than the breath of his mouth, which I need not say, coming from an empty place, must come out cold, contrary to the laws of nature.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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