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Word: adversity

Definition: great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event

Sentences Containing 'adversity'

(9.325) "I have described above the splendid rules of action for the social classes outside times of adversity.
A player who both plays aggressively and can handle adversity is said to display "kiai" or fighting spirit in the game.
After many years of struggle and adversity, women finally gained suffrage but Emmeline died shortly after this.
Amid this larger arc of triumph over adversity, it’s Barret and de La Tullaye’s joint eye for smaller personal and environmental details that keep the film witty and surprising: the camera captures the social cut-and-thrust of urban Kinshasa, before reflecting the group’s wonder at a wider world they previously imagined only in mythic terms.
Ask you if a man shall come forward in the Athenian assembly and talk about revenue and supplies, when his business is to converse with all men, Athenians, Corinthians, and Romans alike, not about supplies, not about revenue, nor yet peace and war, but about Happiness and Misery, Prosperity and Adversity, Slavery and Freedom?
Derenalagi is an inspirational speaker and regularly speaks at schools, charity events, and businesses across the country to talk about overcoming adversity, and achieving goals.
Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship.
Family resilience, however, is a term used when the family as a whole is displaying traits that lead to successful adaptation and coping to a significant stressor or adversity.
He will increase in strength and honor by struggling with adversity, which he will convert into prosperity.
His was not one of those light natures that rise above adversity merely by virtue of their own buoyancy; it was in the fortitude of a high spirit that he was proof against it.
However, opportunity came out of adversity when the short-lived rebuild of The Turbomotive, 46202 "Princess Anne", was destroyed in the Harrow and Wealdstone rail disaster of 1952.
In conclusion he remarks that he did not tell the story to encourage wives to imitate Griselda, but as a lesson to all and sundry to face adversity with fortitude (1142–1146).
In response Jock wrote "When The River Rises", a song with an upbeat message of finding strength in adversity.
It is only through Roark that her love of adversity and autonomy meets a worthy equal. These strengths are also what she initially lets stifle her growth and make her life miserable.
Listen now to the rules for them in the proper order for times of adversity."
Other factors that play an important role include social isolation and immigration related to social adversity, racial discrimination, family dysfunction, unemployment, and poor housing conditions.
She had stated therein that she had fallen into adversity, and was leaving Dover for good, but had quite made up her mind to it, and was so well that nobody need be uncomfortable about her.
Showing two regal lions pawing the sides and a knight's helmet on top, the inside of the shield reads ""Per aspera ad Astra"" or "Through thorns to the stars" (which resembles the motto of the RAF, ""Per ardua ad astra"", or "Through adversity to the stars").
The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant.
The concept of psychological resilience originates from work with children and focusing on what made them to become resilient in the face of adversity that they would experience in their lifetime.
The concept of resilience is attractive to many different health related fields because of all that remains unknown about the process, as well as the potential for reducing or preventing adverse outcomes due to significant experiences with adversity.
The fact is I was born to be an example of misfortune, and the target and mark at which the arrows of adversity are aimed and directed.
The popular objections are derived from the natural weakness of human understanding; the contradictory opinions, which have been entertained in different ages and nations; the variations of our judgement in sickness and health, youth and old age, prosperity and adversity; the perpetual contradiction of each particular man's opinions and sentiments; with many other topics of that kind.
The winger did not allow the sizable bout with adversity to ruin his burgeoning career, as he roundly regained his spot with Galatasaray in the season of 1999–2000, in which the club won the first major European trophy for any Turkish club.
Using a combination of the above work, family resilience can be generally defined as: a dynamic process of families that have been exposed to a significant stressor or adversity that requires protective and recovery factors, identified by the family, as helpful to promote healthy coping in families and their self-identified family members.
What in the days of its prosperity had been saved from that annual produce, and employed in purchasing gold and silver, will contribute, for some little time, to support its consumption in adversity.
who adjust to the changing conditions, who persevere in the face of adversity.

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