ADVERSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ADVERSE
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adverse
 a.  in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Even under the most adverse conditions, that pleasure always made itself felt: she might hate him, but she had never been able to wish him out of the room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
2  It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
3  As the combatants were now equal in number, each singled an opponent from the adverse band.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
4  As Duncan could only act as the representative of the commandant of the fort, the ceremonies which should have accompanied a meeting between the heads of the adverse forces were, of course, dispensed with.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
5  Thus prepared to expect adverse circumstances, she had acquired the firmness necessary for acting under them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  And it was not only that her feelings were still adverse to any man save one; her judgement, on a serious consideration of the possibilities of such a case was against Mr Elliot.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
7  Answering whom Euryalus speaks thus: 'Let but the day never come to prove me degenerate from this daring valour; fortune may fall prosperous or adverse.'
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
8  For whenever they have to look adversity in the face, they suddenly pass to the other extreme, becoming abject and base.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXI.
9  Here, therefore, we see that in times of adversity the Romans were neither cast down nor dismayed.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXI.
10  I conclude, therefore, that no principality is secure without having its own forces; on the contrary, it is entirely dependent on good fortune, not having the valour which in adversity would defend it.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN...
11  He will increase in strength and honor by struggling with adversity, which he will convert into prosperity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
12  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 Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
13  But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould, and her courage rose to support her in her adversity.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
14  My first resolution was to quit Geneva forever; my country, which, when I was happy and beloved, was dear to me, now, in my adversity, became hateful.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
15  But ere Cedric penetrated as far as the old hall in which he had himself been a prisoner, the inventive genius of Wamba had procured liberation for himself and his companion in adversity.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty; In time of adversity, not one amongst twenty.
17  Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
18  A friend is best found in adversity.
19  The book celebrates the hostages' remarkable triumph over appalling adversity.
20  Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth discover virtue.
21  The fire is the test of gold; adversity of strong man.
22  Fire is the test of gold, adversity of friendship.
23  Fire proves gold, adversity proves men.
24  Remember that adversity is not a dead end but a detour to a better outcome.
25  Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.
26  In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
27  Too much of his life had been occupied with economic woes, health problems, and marital strife, yet he always found things to enjoy in the face of his adversity.
28  The news media is also more likely to gravitate to stories about horrific atrocities or dramatic triumphs over adversity than humdrum tales of a soldier returning home, getting a job and starting a family.
29  A young boy who's strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.
30  Price changes must not adversely affect the living standards of the people.