incurrence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n incurrence the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incurrence The act of incurring, bringing on, or subjecting one's self to (something troublesome or burdensome); as, the incurrence of guilt, debt, responsibility, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incurrence The act of incurring, bringing on, or subjecting one's self to something: as, the incurrence of guilt.
    • n incurrence Incursion; entrance.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Incur

Usage

In literature:

Not through fatigue by glorious fight incurr'd 520 And slaughter of the Trojans whom ye hate.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Heer, becaus sum nounes incurre into adverbes, let us alsoe noat their differences.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
It had come without the exercise of illegitimate influences or the incurrence of personal obligation.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
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In poetry:

Ye whose pure hearts with pity swell,
For pain by all incurr'd;
Hear how affliction once befell,
Serenity's sweet bird.
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
Miriam.
Think, O think,
What perils thou already hast incurr'd,
And shun the greater which may yet remain.
Three months, three dangerous months, thou hast preserv'd Thy infant's life, and in thy house conceal'd him!
Should Pharaoh know!
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More