Usage examples for adverse

  1. Your friends must be sacred to you,- I mean from adverse criticism of others. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  2. In this manner the organism grew and expanded from the primitive animalcular nerve type to the consolidated, firm tissue that enabled it to hold itself from dissolution under adverse conditions and planetary changes. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  3. The only thing he could yield to adverse fate was his life. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  4. By the time they returned to England, the placing of the invention in divers countries had been arranged in a manner which gave assurance of a fortune for its owners on a foundation not likely to have established itself in more adverse circumstances. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. Nevertheless, in spite of adverse circumstances, the Royal library had been steadily growing in the course of ages, and had by this time assumed notable proportions. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  6. My good friends here, who believe in it as much as I do, feel that the time is not ripe, that the country would not understand it, and that it will merely provoke a storm of adverse criticism. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  7. Here again adverse fate met the unfortunate Sam. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  8. And I want to tell you in all truth, Tirant, that my fortune has always been adverse. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  9. After the passage of Blanchard from England over to France this hero, who was the first to trust himself to the wide space of the sky, resolved to undertake the return voyage from France to England- a more difficult feat, owing to the generally adverse character of the winds and currents. – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion
  10. The quarter from which the wind came was neither favourable nor adverse, being on the beam. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  11. Thus relieved in mind, he makes his decision in spite of adverse fate. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  12. So with a gallant heart, through every adverse accident of sorrow and of fate to turn to the sun, to strive for the heaven; this it is that gives knowledge to the strong and happiness to the weak. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  13. Flinders was so thoroughly well acquainted with the harbour that he tried to beat up in the night; but the wind was adverse, and he did not pass the heads till one o'clock on the following day. – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  14. Excitement and adverse criticism were almost universally aroused. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  15. She's got a good mind, is said of one character, she's read 'Anthony Adverse. – Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden