Origin of complication
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Government policy, especially foreign policy, is rife with nuance and complication.
I suspect that barring a complication, Mr. Bush will be up and perhaps leaping, with help, from planes once again.Bob Dole & George H.W. Bush Hospitalized: How to Interpret Illness of Public Figures|Kent Sepkowitz|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Andrea Longacre-White piles complexity on complication.
This procedure, though generally safe, comes with a small risk of complication, including loss of the fetus.New Finding That Testing Could Identify Defects in Fetuses Is a Genetics Baby Step|Kent Sepkowitz|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I think Bill may be too big a complication,” Plouffe quotes his boss as saying.
It was not necessary for him to have recourse to musical artifice and complication to conceal poverty of invention.Great Musical Composers|George T. Ferris
It'll save a lot of complication if they're put out of the way.Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna
At the treasury there was a complication of jealousies and quarrels.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The plot is a complex one; it has an ebb and flow, a complication and a resolution, to use technical terms.How to Write a Novel|Anonymous
A humorous comparison should not be entirely fanciful, and without basis; otherwise we should have no complication.History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
early 15c., from Middle French complication, from Latin complicationem (nominative complicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of complicare "to fold together, fold up, roll up," from com- "together" (see com-) + plicare "to fold, weave" (see ply (v.1)). Meaning "something that complicates" first recorded 1903.