1. excessive sternness
    the rigors of boot camp
    severity of character
    the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
  2. weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
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How To Use inclemency In A Sentence

  • The Welsh, I would say, have an often overlooked but damned fine line in dry humour, as is often the case with people from inclement climates, and maybe this is honed even more when you spend so much of your life immersed in that inclemency.
  • I asked myself where my mother could be, whether she'd also been able to withstand the poison, her lungs adapt to this solitary inclemency and the dearth of oxygen.
  • Our alleged mayor, who had been overseeing PBOT for four years, had a plan for Portland during last December's inclemency: with shovel in hand at a presser during the local paralysis, he told us to clear our own walks. Dear Fireman Randy (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • The mouflon is a large animal; he is fleet as a stag, armed with horns and thick hoofs, covered with coarse hair, and dreads neither the inclemency of the sky nor the voracity of the wolf. Wilson Armistead, 1819?-1868. A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual, and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race.
  • The weather this week has been unusually terrible and Britons traditionally like nothing better than a spot of extreme inclemency.
  • Obama's snow-day quip could be seen as a metaphor for the problems facing the country - that people can get out and persevere in inclemency. 1st days give insight into Obama leadership traits
  • We were still sitting in our places when the faery troop meandered back to the camp, chased home by the sud-den inclemency.
  • 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. Chapter 1
  • It was the duty of the Medical Officer to see that the pilgrims were with sufficient clothing to stand the inclemency of the weather and if they were not then the official directed them to abandon the Yatra.
  • These blocks are, however, of sand-stone, and their fractures are the result of the inclemency of the weather. Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests
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