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  • Achievement through adversity and all that.†   (source)
  • The Illuminati had no doubt expected the Vatican to be their usual reticent selves in the face of adversity.†   (source)
  • Along with everyone else, he had received his own bound and illustrated tale of love, adversities overcome, reunion and a wedding.†   (source)
  • Throughout all the adversity, I triumphed when most would have given up.†   (source)
  • Thankfully Andy, who had been my companion in adversity before, understood that the last thing I wanted was to talk.†   (source)
  • He didn't triumph over adversity.†   (source)
  • Adversity is like a strong wind.†   (source)
  • And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity.†   (source)
  • And the struggle is so vivid and concrete that one can get a lot out of it—triumph over adversity, the value of hope and faith, the attainment of grace—without placing undue weight on the old man, Santiago, as a Christ figure.†   (source)
  • You know how I admire your courage in the face of adversity, and how I respect you; and I hope you will find it in your heart to feel the same, towards, Your most sincere, Simon Jordan.†   (source)
  • What we really want them to learn is far more important: teamwork, perseverance, sportsmanship, the value of hard work, an ability to deal with adversity.†   (source)
  • Lesson number 1b in Bibwit's carefully planned curriculum: For most of the universe's inhabitants, life is not all gummy wads and tarty tarts; it is a struggle against hardship, unfairness, corruption, abuse, and adversity in all its guises, where even to survive-let alone survive with dignity-is heroic.†   (source)
  • They'd probably been number one much of their lives, and now when they had their first taste of adversity—BUD/S style—they couldn't handle it.†   (source)
  • Adversity was like a key in the lock for me.†   (source)
  • I persevere and thrive on adversity.†   (source)
  • Adversity is supposed to hone one's spirit and skill, not dull them.†   (source)
  • With just nine days to go before their first game, Luma figured her best shot at getting this disparate group of boys to bond was to make them face adversity together.†   (source)
  • Aureliano bore Amaranta Ursula's spite patiently and made an effort to show her that he could be as good a husband in adversity as in prosperity, and the daily needs that besieged them when Gaston's last money ran out created a bond of solidarity between them that was not as dazzling and heady as passion, but that let them make love as much and be as happy as during their uproarious and salacious days.†   (source)
  • I think that by watching you overcome adversity, he'll learn how to do it as well.†   (source)
  • To go into a hostile arena like that at LSU, with that pregame atmosphere so thick you could cut it with a knife, to face that kind of adversity and play the way we did—fighting all the way to the end—there was something satisfying in that.†   (source)
  • If a person can laugh in the face of adversity, that individual will be happy throughout life.†   (source)
  • But hey, what's life without a little adversity?†   (source)
  • So you feel the need to pit yourself against adversity in order to test your abilities.†   (source)
  • By that time Alba was a bold young woman, much accustomed to adversity, so she went alone.†   (source)
  • if you meet your enemy on terrain that is tilted and you are below him," and for a week, Inigo studied all the moves from below, and then MacPherson put him on a hill in the upper position, and when those moves were mastered, MacPherson kept right on, for he was a cripple, his legs stopped at the knee, and so he had a special feel for adversity.†   (source)
  • She was hungover and she had just buried her father and her nerves were shot anyway, and even on a good day Ramona dealt poorly with adversity.†   (source)
  • I know the type of book she means—cheap, sentimental claptrap about put-upon girls triumphing over adversity without ever losing that sweet, kindhearted, feminine softness everyone seems to prize so highly.†   (source)
  • Cunning and resourceful in adversity, he had nearly succeeded in hurting the gull when he leaped at him out of the close cover by the plank bridge.†   (source)
  • And the millions of women most likely to have an abortion in the wake of Roe 1, Wade—poor, unmarried, and teenage mothers for whom illegal abortions had been too expensive or too hard to get—were often models of adversity.†   (source)
  • She mostly told stories of trials and tribulations and battling adversity and Diana Ross.†   (source)
  • Since my separation, whenever I spoke at a program and gave suggestions about facing issues and overcoming adversity, I felt like a hypocrite.†   (source)
  • In fact, I was thinking, he was apt to be most cheerful when facing adversities, small ones anyway.†   (source)
  • They understood the adversities he faced and they were depending on him, no less than Congress and patriots everywhere were depending on him.†   (source)
  • Major — de Coverley, a Spartan in adversity, did not flinch once throughout the whole hideous ordeal.†   (source)
  • We have all faced adversity—crops that don't come in, winters that are too cold, planting seasons with no rain.†   (source)
  • He remains calm in the face of adversity, whether a fourhorse team blocking the road or a storm on the high seas.†   (source)
  • As a psychotherapist, I know that sometimes a lot of what people need when faced with adversity is permission to feel crummy for a while, to realize that feeling bad is not automatically the same as being mentally ill.†   (source)
  • As you might be able to tell, this isn't my usual humor-in-the-face-of-adversity approach.†   (source)
  • They mean that adversity tests one's strength of character.†   (source)
  • It was firm in adversity, especially the well-designed addition, which showed no cracks at all.†   (source)
  • We talk of people rising heroically in times of adversity, but I think that's rarer than we'd like to believe.†   (source)
  • It was something of a pleasure to show off how handily he dealt with adversity.†   (source)
  • Tell him that you did not raise him to be a quitter, a man who ran away the first time he faced adversity.†   (source)
  • This conviction that they fought for their homes and women gave many Confederate soldiers remarkable staying power in the face of adversity.†   (source)
  • Despite the Dreck that's been written in the Gospels, adversity produces not understanding and compassion, but cruelty.†   (source)
  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.   (source)
  • True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity...   (source)
  • Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.   (source)
  • If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.   (source)
  • Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.   (source)
  • In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.   (source)
  • He'd also demonstrated a remarkable ability to prevail over adversity.†   (source)
  • Instead, what started out as adversity ended up being an opportunity.†   (source)
  • Perhaps beneath the self-discipline, a touch of rapport in adversity.†   (source)
  • Out of adversity he seemed to draw greater energy and determination.†   (source)
  • They were familiar with adversity and making do in a harsh climate.†   (source)
  • Adversity, yes.†   (source)
  • Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America's finest special operations forces to serve his country and the American people, and to protect their way of life.†   (source)
  • Of course, Obama overcame adversity in his own right—adversity familiar to many of us—but that was long before any of us knew him.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, people see more of your witness when you're facing adversity than when everything is going your way.†   (source)
  • Sometimes we get through adversity only by imagining what the world might be like if our dreams should ever come true.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the men's histories had given them opposing convictions about their capacity to overcome adversity.†   (source)
  • I know that somewhere people may be watching you or me, and how they see us handle the adversity that comes into our lives could make a difference in how they handle something they face in their lives.†   (source)
  • He was an elegant man who dressed in a homburg and Brooks Brothers * The best analysis of how adversity turned into opportunity for Jewish lawyers has been done by the legal scholar Eli Wald.†   (source)
  • Because I'd lived through adversity once before, what I learned about myself was like a reminder of something I'd once known but had nearly forgotten—namely, that beneath the elegant clothing, and the accomplished dancing, and the clever conversation, my life had no complexity at all, but was as simple as a stone falling toward the ground.†   (source)
  • Foreseeing all kinds of adversities, she taught her to communicate in sign language, an indispensable strategy in forbidden love.†   (source)
  • Later, in a long letter written after he had gone, she would assure him he was ever in her heart, but tell him also what was expected of him in his obligations to society, his country, and to his family: You are in possession of a natural good understanding and of spirits unbroken by adversity, and untamed with care.†   (source)
  • Sometimes their letters were soaked by rain, soiled by mud, torn by adversity, and some were lost for a variety of other reasons, but they always found a way to be in touch with each other again.†   (source)
  • It was the time when they loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity.†   (source)
  • In the midst of the cataclysm Aminta de Olivella seemed to be everywhere at once, her hair soaking wet and her splendid dress spattered with mud, but bearing up under the misfortune with the invincible smile, learned from her husband, that would give no quarter to adversity.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he would not have been as enthusiastic if he had even suspected how far Fermina Daza was from those illusory calculations, at a time when she was just beginning to perceive the horizon of a world in which everything was foreseen except adversity.†   (source)
  • It is not alone that forlornly lovely, nostalgic landscape which creates the frequent likeness—the quagmiry but haunting monochrome of the Narew River swampland, for example, with its look and feel of a murky savanna village of Galicia, where by only the smallest eyewink of the imagination one might see whisked to a lonesome crossroads hamlet in Arkansas these ramshackle, weather-bleached little houses, crookedly carpentered, set upon shrubless plots of clay where scrawny chickens fuss and peck—but in the spirit of the nation, her indwellingly ravaged and melancholy heart, tormented into its shape like that of the Old South out of adversity, penury and defeat.†   (source)
  • It came to Clennam in his adversity, strongly and tenderly.†   (source)
  • It comes with sickness, it comes with sorrow, it comes with the loss of the dearly loved, it is one of the most frequent uses of adversity.†   (source)
  • 'Edmund,' returned his wife, 'if you have nothing more becoming to do than to attempt to insult the woman who has honoured you with her hand, when she finds herself in adversity, I think YOU had better go to bed!'†   (source)
  • With those words, he pressed his hand and released it; and his daughter, laying her face against his, encircled him in the hour of his prosperity with her arms, as she had in the long years of his adversity encircled him with her love and toil and truth; and poured out her full heart in gratitude, hope, joy, blissful ecstasy, and all for him.†   (source)
  • To see the modest head again bent down over its task, and the nimble fingers busy at their old work—though she was not so absorbed in it, but that her compassionate eyes were often raised to his face, and, when they drooped again had tears in them—to be so consoled and comforted, and to believe that all the devotion of this great nature was turned to him in his adversity to pour out its inexhaustible wealth of goodness upon him, did not steady Clennam's trembling voice or hand, or strengthen him in his weakness.†   (source)
  • No. For the Church is stronger for this action, Triumphant in adversity.†   (source)
  • The O'Haras were a clannish tribe, clinging to one another in prosperity as well as in adversity, not for any overweening family affection but because they had learned through grim years that to survive a family must present an unbroken front to the world.†   (source)
  • I fear for the Archbishop, I fear for the Church, I know that the pride bred of sudden pros perity Was but confirmed by bitter adversity.†   (source)
  • And in fact he bore much adversity, which previously would have cost him severer and longer tortures and shaken him perhaps to the roots of his being, very much more easily.†   (source)
  • The long, dull monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather.†   (source)
  • I shall miss the pretty creatures about the house—particularly one Celia; she is the sister of our old companion in adversity, Boy Mulcaster, and wonderfully unlike him.†   (source)
  • The routine of adversity, the gradual decay of youthful loves and youthful hopes, the quiet despair (hardly felt as pain) of ever overcoming the chronic temptations with which we have again and again defeated them, the drabness which we create in their lives and the inarticulate resentment with which we teach them to respond to it—all this provides admirable opportunities of wearing out a soul by attrition.†   (source)
  • All is trouble, adversity, and suffering!†   (source)
  • He had hardened himself against adversity.†   (source)
  • It is from the Bible, too—the Tenth Psalm: 'He hath said in his heart, I shall not he moved, for I shall never be in adversity.'†   (source)
  • Her soul had been baked hard in the fire of adversity, and there was no altering it now; life to her was the hunt for daily bread, and ideas existed for her only as they bore upon that.†   (source)
  • His stout heart had pulled him through, despite all adversity, and now the first human dwellings had appeared as a sign that the populated valley was near.†   (source)
  • But, he kept continually recalling, when he had stood once more face to face with her and had been shocked at the change in her and had heard the details of her adversity, he had not had the heart to tell her of the closer interest which had entered his life.†   (source)
  • Gerty could smile now at her own early dream of her friend's renovation through adversity: she understood clearly enough that Lily was not of those to whom privation teaches the unimportance of what they have lost.†   (source)
  • But you are in adversity, you see.†   (source)
  • But she suddenly felt touched; her own unhappiness, after all, had something in common with his, and it came over her, more than before, that here, in recognisable, if not in romantic form, was the most affecting thing in the world—young love struggling with adversity.†   (source)
  • In a word, in adversity she was the best of comforters, in good fortune the most troublesome of friends, having a perfectly good opinion of herself always and an indomitable resolution to have her own way.†   (source)
  • Wealth is certainly a most desirable thing, but poverty has its sunny side, and one of the sweet uses of adversity is the genuine satisfaction which comes from hearty work of head or hand, and to the inspiration of necessity, we owe half the wise, beautiful, and useful blessings of the world.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • These remarks were delivered with a series of little jerks and pecks, of roulades of shrillness, and in an accent that was as some fond recall of good English, or rather of good American, in adversity.†   (source)
  • Had the hour of adversity come?†   (source)
  • The wounded bustard had been completely forgotten, and from heat and thirst was suffering greatly until her friendly care revived it, and it was tied to a tree and allowed to move about, its fierce spirit greatly tamed by adversity.†   (source)
  • Instead of sighing at their adversities they spat, and instead of saying the iron had entered into their souls they said they were down on their luck.†   (source)
  • There remained—polished, polite, attentive—a sober, learned son of experience and adversity, gathering wisdom from the lama's lips.†   (source)
  • Thou oughtest therefore to call to mind the more heavy sufferings of others, that thou mayest the easier bear thy little adversities.†   (source)
  • If, heretofore, I had been none of the warmest of partisans I began now, at this season of peril and adversity, to be pretty acutely sensible with which party my predilections lay; nor was it without something like regret and shame that, according to a reasonable calculation of chances, I saw my own prospect of retaining office to be better than those of my democratic brethren.†   (source)
  • Oak, his features smudged, grimy, and undiscoverable from the smoke and heat, his smock-frock burnt into holes and dripping with water, the ash stem of his sheep-crook charred six inches shorter, advanced with the humility stern adversity had thrust upon him up to the slight female form in the saddle.†   (source)
  • She had always been exposed completely naked to the sharp wind of adversity; now it seemed to her she was clothed.†   (source)
  • How Mr. Brownlow went on, from day to day, filling the mind of his adopted child with stores of knowledge, and becoming attached to him, more and more, as his nature developed itself, and showed the thriving seeds of all he wished him to become—how he traced in him new traits of his early friend, that awakened in his own bosom old remembrances, melancholy and yet sweet and soothing—how the two orphans, tried by adversity, remembered its lessons in mercy to others, and mutual love, and fervent thanks to Him who had protected and preserved them—these are all matters which need not to be told.†   (source)
  • When the wind of adversity began to blow upon the housekeeping of the Rue des Fossoyeurs—that is to say, when the forty pistoles of King Louis XIII were consumed or nearly so—he commenced complaints which Athos thought nauseous, Porthos indecent, and Aramis ridiculous.†   (source)
  • How England can get on through four long summer months without its bar —which is its acknowledged refuge in adversity and its only legitimate triumph in prosperity—is beside the question; assuredly that shield and buckler of Britannia are not in present wear.†   (source)
  • In fact, John Browdie's apprehensions were so strong that he determined to ride over to the school without delay, and invited Nicholas to accompany him, which, however, he declined, pleading that his presence might perhaps aggravate the bitterness of their adversity.†   (source)
  • II He Is Set Upon by Adversities; but He Sings a Song The result of that unpropitious interview was that Eustacia, instead of passing the afternoon with her grandfather, hastily returned home to Clym, where she arrived three hours earlier than she had been expected.†   (source)
  • Sharers of Wilfred's dangers and adversity, they remained, as they had a right to expect, the partakers of his more prosperous career.†   (source)
  • I am accustomed to adversity.†   (source)
  • Adversity had not only ruined him, it had frightened him, and he was evidently going through his remnant of life on tiptoe, for fear of waking up the hostile fates.†   (source)
  • But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould, and her courage rose to support her in her adversity.†   (source)
  • You leave youre geode and lawfulle kynge, Whenne ynne adversity; Like me, untoe the true cause stycke, And for the true cause dye.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When adversity entered his doors, he saluted this old acquaintance cordially, he tapped all catastrophes on the stomach; he was familiar with fatality to the point of calling it by its nickname: "Good day, Guignon," he said to it.†   (source)
  • He will increase in strength and honor by struggling with adversity, which he will convert into prosperity.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Anxious to keep all Mr. Osborne's family and dependants in good humour, and to make as many friends as possible for George in his hour of adversity, William Dobbin, who knew the effect which good dinners and good wines have upon the soul of man, wrote off immediately on his return to his inn the most hospitable of invitations to Thomas Chopper, Esquire, begging that gentleman to dine with him at the Slaughters' next day.†   (source)
  • The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant.†   (source)
  • THE IDYL IN THE RUE PLUMET AND THE EPIC IN THE RUE SAINT-DENIS 566 "It is easy for those who are accustomed to skim the favors of the great, and to spring, like a bird from bough to bough, from an afflicted fortune to a flourishing one, to show themselves harsh towards their Prince in his adversity; but as for me, the fortune of my Kings and especially of my afflicted Kings, will always be venerable to me."†   (source)
  • but adversity bends the heart as fire bends the stubborn steel, and those who are no longer their own governors, and the denizens of their own free independent state, must crouch before strangers.†   (source)
  • I trust, with the assistance of the good hermit's frock, together with the priesthood, sanctity, and learning which are stitched into the cowl of it, I shall be found qualified to administer both worldly and ghostly comfort to our worthy master Cedric, and his companions in adversity.†   (source)
  • [5] "Thou hast tasted of prosperity and adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled as well as to rule, and set upon the throne; and being oppressed thou hast reason to know how hateful the oppressor is both to God and man: If after all these warnings and advertisements, thou dost not turn unto the Lord with all thy heart, but forget him who remembered thee in thy distress, and give up thyself to fallow lust and vanity, surely great will be thy condemnation†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He has adversity for both in mind until you take high Troy, or are defeated, beated back to your deep-sea-going ships.†   (source)
  • A wise prince ought to observe some such rules, and never in peaceful times stand idle, but increase his resources with industry in such a way that they may be available to him in adversity, so that if fortune chances it may find him prepared to resist her blows.†   (source)
  • But when for their own ambitious ends they shun binding themselves, it is a token that they are giving more thought to themselves than to you, and a prince ought to guard against such, and to fear them as if they were open enemies, because in adversity they always help to ruin him.†   (source)
  • Because men, when they receive good from him of whom they were expecting evil, are bound more closely to their benefactor; thus the people quickly become more devoted to him than if he had been raised to the principality by their favours; and the prince can win their affections in many ways, but as these vary according to the circumstances one cannot give fixed rules, so I omit them; but, I repeat, it is necessary for a prince to have the people friendly, otherwise he has no security in adversity.†   (source)
  • Those who so bind themselves, and are not rapacious, ought to be honoured and loved; those who do not bind themselves may be dealt with in two ways; they may fail to do this through pusillanimity and a natural want of courage, in which case you ought to make use of them, especially of those who are of good counsel; and thus, whilst in prosperity you honour them, in adversity you do not have to fear them.†   (source)
  • But granted a prince who has established himself as above, who can command, and is a man of courage, undismayed in adversity, who does not fail in other qualifications, and who, by his resolution and energy, keeps the whole people encouraged—such a one will never find himself deceived in them, and it will be shown that he has laid his foundations well.†   (source)
  • A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity,   (source)
    adversity = hardship (an unfortunate state)
  • While both men had the compact grace of athletes, Frank's was the build of a tennis player, Jamie's the body of a warrior, shaped—and battered—by the abrasion of sheer physical adversity.†   (source)
  • 10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.†   (source)
  • 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.†   (source)
  • 24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.†   (source)
  • Saint Mary, ben'dicite,
    How might a man have any adversity
    That hath a wife?†   (source)
  • Nay, 'tis for me to be patient; I am in adversity.†   (source)
  • *imprisonment
    Fortune hath giv'n us this adversity'.†   (source)
  • When that they find any adversity
    In love, which is but childish vanity.†   (source)
  • Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.†   (source)
  • I'll give thee armour to keep off that word;
    Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy,
    To comfort thee, though thou art banished.†   (source)
  • Then know that I have little wealth to lose; A man I am cross'd with adversity; My riches are these poor habiliments, Of which if you should here disfurnish me, You take the sum and substance that I have.†   (source)
  • Vouch with me, heaven, I therefore beg it not To please the palate of my appetite; Nor to comply with heat,—the young affects In me defunct,—and proper satisfaction; But to be free and bounteous to her mind: And heaven defend your good souls, that you think I will your serious and great business scant For she is with me: no, when light-wing'd toys Of feather'd Cupid seel with wanton dullness My speculative and offic'd instruments, That my disports corrupt and taint my business, Let housewives make a skillet of my helm, And all indign and base adversities Make head against my estimation!†   (source)
  • When I do not love and honour the man who dares venture everything to preserve his wife and children from instant destruction, may I have a friend capable of disowning me in adversity!†   (source)
  • And thus having led my reader to the knowledge of the first parts of my life so remarkable for the many peculiar providences that attended it, floating in the ocean of uncertainty and disappointment, of adversity and prosperity, beginning foolishly, and yet ending happily; methinks now that I am come to a safe & pleasant haven, it is time to cast out my anchor, &c, laying up my vessel, bid, for a while, adieu to foreign adventures.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.†   (source)
  • This question, "Why Evill men often Prosper, and Good men suffer Adversity," has been much disputed by the Antient, and is the same with this of ours, "By what Right God dispenseth the Prosperities and Adversities of this life;" and is of that difficulty, as it hath shaken the faith, not onely of the Vulgar, but of Philosophers, and which is more, of the Saints, concerning the Divine Providence.†   (source)
  • *parishioners
    Benign he was, and wonder diligent,
    And in adversity full patient:
    And such he was y-proved *often sithes*.†   (source)
  • 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; 94:13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.†   (source)
  • "Fortune always leaves a door open in adversity in order to bring relief to it," said Don Quixote; "I say so because this little beast may now supply the want of Rocinante, carrying me hence to some castle where I may be cured of my wounds.†   (source)
  • Whether it was that Fortune was apprehensive lest Jones should sink under the weight of his adversity, and that she might thus lose any future opportunity of tormenting him, or whether she really abated somewhat of her severity towards him, she seemed a little to relax her persecution, by sending him the company of two such faithful friends, and what is perhaps more rare, a faithful servant.†   (source)
  • for either we offend God by the impiety of our discourse, or lay ourselves open to the violence of designing people by our ungarded expressions; and frequently feel the coldness and treachery of pretended friends, when once involved in trouble and affliction: of such unfaithful intimates (I should say enemies) who rather by false inuendoes would accumulate miseries upon us, than honestly assist us when under the hard hand of adversity.†   (source)
  • This question, "Why Evill men often Prosper, and Good men suffer Adversity," has been much disputed by the Antient, and is the same with this of ours, "By what Right God dispenseth the Prosperities and Adversities of this life;" and is of that difficulty, as it hath shaken the faith, not onely of the Vulgar, but of Philosophers, and which is more, of the Saints, concerning the Divine Providence.†   (source)
  • 35:15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.†   (source)
  • "If it goes by good name and fame," said the bachelor, "your worship alone bears away the palm from all the knights-errant; for the Moor in his own language, and the Christian in his, have taken care to set before us your gallantry, your high courage in encountering dangers, your fortitude in adversity, your patience under misfortunes as well as wounds, the purity and continence of the platonic loves of your worship and my lady Dona Dulcinea del Toboso—"†   (source)
  • 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; 31:8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.†   (source)
  • "Señor," said Sancho on hearing this, "it is the part of brave hearts to be patient in adversity just as much as to be glad in prosperity; I judge by myself, for, if when I was a governor I was glad, now that I am a squire and on foot I am not sad; and I have heard say that she whom commonly they call Fortune is a drunken whimsical jade, and, what is more, blind, and therefore neither sees what she does, nor knows whom she casts down or whom she sets up."†   (source)
  • O queenes living in prosperity,
    Duchesses, and ye ladies every one,
    Have some ruth* on her adversity!†   (source)
  • *same
    And foster'd in a rock of marble gray
    So tenderly, that nothing ailed me,
    I wiste* not what was adversity, *knew
    Till I could flee* full high under the sky.†   (source)
  • But natheless so sad steadfast was she,
    That she endured all adversity,
    And to the sergeant meekely she said,
    "Have here again your little younge maid.†   (source)
  • <1>
    I will bewail, in manner of tragedy,
    The harm of them that stood in high degree,
    And felle so, that there was no remedy
    To bring them out of their adversity.†   (source)
  • But certes, Lord, for no adversity,
    To dien in this case, it shall not be
    That e'er in word or work I shall repent
    That I you gave mine heart in whole intent.†   (source)
  • *by God
    And though he were a poore bachelere,
    Since he hath served you so many a year,
    And had for you so great adversity,
    It muste be considered, *'lieveth me*.†   (source)
  • Shortly I say, as for conclusion,
    That I shall have of this avision
    Adversity; and I say furthermore,
    That I ne *tell of laxatives no store,* *hold laxatives
    For they be venomous, I wot it well; of no value*
    I them defy,* I love them never a del.†   (source)
  • I deeme that her heart was full of woe;
    But she, alike sad* for evermo', *steadfast
    Disposed was, this humble creature,
    Th' adversity of fortune all t' endure;
    Abiding ever his lust and his pleasance,
    To whom that she was given, heart and all,
    As *to her very worldly suffisance.†   (source)
  • "One thing beseech I you, and warn also,
    That ye not pricke with no tormenting
    This tender maiden, as ye have done mo:* *me <13>
    For she is foster'd in her nourishing
    More tenderly, and, to my supposing,
    She mighte not adversity endure
    As could a poore foster'd creature."†   (source)
  • *lie huddled together
    For slain is man, right as another beast;
    And dwelleth eke in prison and arrest,
    And hath sickness, and great adversity,
    And oftentimes guilteless, pardie* *by God
    What governance is in your prescience,
    That guilteless tormenteth innocence?†   (source)
  • * *doubt
    And suffereth us, for our exercise,
    With sharpe scourges of adversity
    Full often to be beat in sundry wise;
    Not for to know our will, for certes he,
    Ere we were born, knew all our frailty;
    And for our best is all his governance;
    Let us then live in virtuous sufferance.†   (source)
  • *twisting
    He that it wrought, he coude* many a gin;** *knew **contrivance <10>
    He waited* in any a constellation, *observed
    Ere he had done this operation,
    And knew full many a seal <11> and many a bond
    This mirror eke, that I have in mine hond,
    Hath such a might, that men may in it see
    When there shall fall any adversity
    Unto your realm, or to yourself also,
    And openly who is your friend or foe.†   (source)
  • For, when he wist it might none other be,
    He patiently took his adversity:
    Save out of doubte he may not foregon
    That he was jealous evermore-in-one:* *continually
    Which jealousy was so outrageous,
    That neither in hall, nor in none other house,
    Nor in none other place never the mo'
    He woulde suffer her to ride or go,
    *But if* that he had hand on her alway.†   (source)
  • His son succeeded in his heritage,
    In rest and peace, after his father's day:
    And fortunate was eke in marriage,
    All* he put not his wife in great assay: *although
    This world is not so strong, it *is no nay,* *not to be denied*
    As it hath been in olde times yore;
    And hearken what this author saith, therefore;
    This story is said, <14> not for that wives should
    Follow Griselda in humility,
    For it were importable* though they would; *not to be borne
    But for that every wight in his degree
    Shoulde be constant in adversity,
    As was Griselda; therefore Petrarch writeth
    This story, which with high style he inditeth.†   (source)
  • *constantly **steadfast
    As glad, as humble, as busy in service,
    And eke in love, as she was wont to be,
    Was she to him, in every *manner wise;* *sort of way*
    And of her daughter not a word spake she;
    *No accident for no adversity* *no change of humour resulting
    Was seen in her, nor e'er her daughter's name from her affliction*
    She named, or in earnest or in game.†   (source)
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