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Word: tribulation

Definition: suffering; ordeal; distress; trial


Sentences Containing 'tribulation'

After a series of Bible studies aiming to demonstrate that the Great Tribulation has already begun, the final, most secret lectures prove that Jung is the Messiah using numerology, explain that those who do not "meet" him will not go to Heaven, and warn that any who betray him are committing a grave crime.
She then continued around the world, spending her fiftieth birthday at Cape Tribulation in Australia.
That odd sort of wayward mood I am speaking of, comes over a man only in some time of extreme tribulation; it comes in the very midst of his earnestness, so that what just before might have seemed to him a thing most momentous, now seems but a part of the general joke.
The Chinese utilized gunpowder weapons for defence during the conquest. Kublai did eventually conquer the south with a great deal of tribulation.
The Crown College believes in the premillennial rapture of the Church, a literal seven years Tribulation, and a Millennial reign of Christ. Accreditation.
The lyrics of "One Life" feature the band members remembering the positive things in life following some tribulation, singing "I only got one life, one life / Tonight I'm gonna live mine, live mine / I'm gonna have a good time, good time / I wanna be free."
This tempest and tribulation lasted about two hours, at the end of which he was left, not like his master, but so weak and exhausted that he could not stand.
Zalis noted: "Through a system of communicating vessels, we find, in Aderca, the rural and the urban epics, the erotic annotation and the obsessive fixation, the tribulation of a mindset as much as the traumatic drunkenness."

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