As the resolution is not easily divisible, we insert the whole of it, making no ado on the score of modesty.
You owe it me, for am I not in part to blame for all this ado?
A roar of unrestrained laughter went up at this witticism, and the orator had some ado to master his wrath.
I had some ado to keep the joy from my eyes when I heard them planning it.
Therefore, consciously, that was what one was in for—for positively organising an ado about Isabel Archer.
And I remember what ado the ushers had with the lads on the training days.
Ranulph had some ado not to smile; the speaker was so small and the tone so assured.
Indians like to get along with the least possible communication and ado.
He had said so much to my honour before, that Wendelius was almost making an ado about it.
It was hopelessly lost and she dare not make any ado or inquiry about it.
late 14c., "conflict, fighting; difficulty, trouble," compounded from at do, dialectal in Norse influenced areas of England for to do, as some Scandinavian languages used at with infinitive of a verb where Modern English uses to. For sense development, cf. to-do. Meaning "fuss" is from early 15c. Also used in Middle English for "dealings, traffic," and "sexual intercourse" (both c.1400).