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adversity
 n.  state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  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.
2  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.
3  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...
4  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.
5  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.
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  Sharers of Wilfred's dangers and adversity, they remained, as they had a right to expect, the partakers of his more prosperous career.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
10  Always a friend or a comrade may fail you, and be the first to desert you in a time of adversity; but never will a KOPECK fail you, whatever may be your plight.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
11  Yet, though he braced himself to the task, this period of adversity told upon his health, and he even grew a trifle shabby.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
12  She had always been exposed completely naked to the sharp wind of adversity; now it seemed to her she was clothed.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—THENARDIER AND HIS MANOEUVRES
13  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
14  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
15  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
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  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.
17  A young boy who's strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.
18  Inflation is considered to be undesirable because of its adverse effects on income distribution.
19  In the case of an adverse verdict, the company could stand to lose millions.
20  The character of the pine and cypress is shown in frigid winter ; the sincerity of one's friend is shown in adverse circumstances.
21  The recollection adverse current becomes the river, submerged your me.
22  Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.
23  Dirt and disease are adverse to the best growth of children.
24  Modern farming methods can have an adverse effect on the environment.
25  They fear it could have an adverse effect on global financial markets.
26  They lose credibility quickly with a resultant adverse impact on employee performance and profit.
27  Sales of the product have been seriously hurt by the adverse publicity.
28  Extensive field research can mean long periods living under adverse conditions to which the researcher is unaccustomed.
29  The recession had a highly adverse effect on father's investment portfolio: he lost so much money that he could no longer afford the house.
30  Price changes must not adversely affect the living standards of the people.