Inhospitality

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Inhospitality

Nabal
rudely refuses David’s messengers’ request for food. [O. T.: I Samuel 25:10–11]
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What could have tempted, or what change compelled a tribe of men, to leave the fine regions of the north, to travel down the Cordillera or backbone of America, to invent and build canoes, which are not used by the tribes of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and then to enter on one of the most inhospitable countries within the limits of the globe?
I hate to send you away," she sighed, "it seems so inhospitable.
I do not wish to seem inhospitable, but I am still waiting to know why you have taken an eight hours' journey to recite a few fairly obvious truths.
The mountains were bleak and inhospitable, and three times that afternoon we tried to regain the woods.
The grass, being sodden with rain, afforded the young gentleman a rather inhospitable couch; his clothes were considerably bemired; and his hat was rolling in the mud on the other side of the road.
It would grieve me also, I am sure, Duke, to seem inhospitable, but I am compelled to mention the fact that the hour for which the carriages have been ordered is already at hand.
There was an inhospitable smell in the room, of cold soot and hot dust; and, as I looked up into the corners of the tester over my head, I thought what a number of blue-bottle flies from the butchers', and earwigs from the market, and grubs from the country, must be holding on up there, lying by for next summer.
8 million people, who will be relocated from inhospitable regions of the country within this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday.
Personnel posted in inhospitable terrain are dependent on natural or local sources like springs, borewells or water tankers, a home ministry official said.
Summary: As thousands more Syrian refugees pour into Europe every day, some of the more inhospitable responses are gradually being replaced with more welcoming gestures and initiatives.
The planting of the yucca seemed to be symbolic of the planting of a seed into dry, rough, inhospitable ground, the seed of faith in an otherwise inhospitable place.
CHOICE Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild Channel 5, 9pm The return of the programme in which Ben Fogle meets people who have moved to inhospitable parts of the world after leaving the rat race behind.