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Bedevilment   Listen
noun
Bedevilment  n.  The state of being bedeviled; bewildering confusion; vexatious trouble. (Colloq.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Bedevilment" Quotes from Famous Books



... us that the landlord of this house, going to London some week or so ago, was detained at Boulogne two days by a high sea, in which the packet could not put out. So I hope there is the greater chance of no such bedevilment happening to me. ...
— The Letters of Charles Dickens - Vol. 1 (of 3), 1833-1856 • Charles Dickens

... and altered sensation, and ever after there was a want of freedom and ease both in the gait and in the use of the arm of that side. To my inquiries from time to time how the arm was, the patient would always flex and extend it freely, but nearly always used the expression, "There is a bedevilment in it;" though the handwriting was not ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)



Words linked to "Bedevilment" :   torment, molestation, bedevil, harassment, badgering



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