nuisance


nuisance
01. Your dog is becoming a real [nuisance]; it chases after every car that drives by.
02. It's such a [nuisance] to have to write a report at the end of every session.
03. The weeds are really becoming a [nuisance] in the lake. They are killing the other plants, and now the children are scared to swim near them.
04. Mom, Bobby's being a real [nuisance]. He keeps bugging me while I'm trying to study.
05. Many computer users are getting so much spam in their e-mail that it's become a serious [nuisance].
06. I'm sorry to be such a [nuisance], but could you help me again for a minute?
07. My neighbor's cat is a real [nuisance]. It meows all night and poops in my flower garden.
08. I asked my daughter to help me clean up the house, but she was just a [nuisance]. All she did was complain, and she didn't actually accomplish anything.
09. These leaves are a [nuisance]. They make a mess of the yard, and when they're wet, they smell awful.
10. Stop making a [nuisance] of yourself and give your father a hand.
11. The state of Florida has 40 trappers who are contracted to remove [nuisance] alligators which are considered to be a threat to the public, or the public's pets, livestock, or property.
12. Dorothy Sayers notes that a human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a [nuisance] in the world.
13. Gorillas are so common in the African country of Gabon that they've become somewhat of an environmental [nuisance].
14. Police say that patrons that are lined up outside bars often create a [nuisance] for neighbors when they fight, break bottles or make noise.
15. Their weekly parties are so loud that they have become a real [nuisance] to the neighbors.

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