Usage examples for complicate

  1. " But Charlie had arrived, and very soon his coming began to complicate matters," Kate went on, after the briefest of pauses. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. They would be of no use to us in a row and might even complicate matters. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Then I'm not sure that my turning up again would greatly complicate the situation. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  4. If they caught Ingleby it would complicate the thing. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  5. That might complicate things. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  6. " I hope so," Mr. Saltoun said, uncomfortably conscious that the death of Dale might seriously complicate the lifting of the mortgage. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  7. It would complicate the problem of finding her, but at least he could assure himself she was safe. – The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  8. " Now, Ross, don't be a bother, dear, and complicate matters. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  9. As if further to complicate the situation, the door opened to admit the woman herself. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  10. To complicate matters still further, the name 'Deist' was loosely applied as a name of reproach to men who, in the widest sense of the term, do not come within its meaning. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  11. This is the exact procedure necessary, and you needn't complicate it. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  12. The only thing feared by Deerfoot was that some of the other Pawnees would soon reach the spot and complicate matters, but, while the apparent conqueror was sanguine that he commanded the situation, Deerfoot knew he was master from the first. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  13. These few additional items would hardly complicate or burden the recording work of the company's local office. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  14. He earnestly wishes to do nothing to complicate matters, and will do everything in his power, consistently with his Instructions, to preserve peace and order. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  15. Still swollen, it was of a clear brown, in which you could see the browner trouts darting to and fro with such a slippery gliding, that the motion seemed the result of will, without any such intermediate and complicate arrangement as brain and nerves and muscles. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  16. Possibly she thought it would complicate the topic she was hankering after. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. All such mechanical devices in the interior of a boiler serve only to complicate the design and should not be used. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  18. I don't think I'd better complicate matters by getting into a row with the servants. – Paste Jewels by John Kendrick Bangs
  19. But the presence of the latter on that side of the river, was of importance to the Sauk and Jack Carleton, and was likely to complicate the situation. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  20. Nor would it be true to say that these intelligence bureaus will complicate life. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann