Usage examples for adversity

  1. Year after year, through adversity and prosperity they have followed their masters and obeyed their will. – Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland
  2. You believe then, archduke, that days of adversity are yet in store for us? – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  3. After what I have confessed, you will admit that my poor little sister in adversity had the first claim on me. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  4. At last she decided to wrap her morals up, and put them away in the secret drawer, and forget all about them until the time of adversity was over. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  5. I should be ashamed to share your prosperity, as I have done, and not aid you, so far as lies in my power, in your adversity, and this is the only way in which I can assist you. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  6. I was not very well off, and adversity was hanging heavily on him; his resources frequently failed him. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  7. Now and then, in periods of adversity, he would fly into a perfect passion with things in general. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  8. Not for her long ages of devoted duty to the nation's sick and helpless, for rearing and safeguarding its priceless infant and child- life, for administering its homes- fashioning, cleansing, beautifying, contriving, making the utmost of its means and ends- Not for her inestimable services as man's good comrade and wise counseller, his love and friend and faithful help, in sorrow, evil and adversity; not even for her age- long, arduous labours and achievements in Religion, Charity, Reform. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  9. As we have seen, however, Mr. Drake had in his adversity grown fearful and faint- hearted, and had begun to doubt whether he had a right to keep her. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  10. Which things, my dear boy, ought to prove to you how much we care for our friends in adversity. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  11. It is difficult, said Lala Roy, to bear adversity. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  12. In his adversity, fasting and praying more than ever before, he heard voices which gave practical directions not only for himself but for his neighbours. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  13. If on the other hand the demand for autonomy remains clear and persistent, through evil report and good report, through coercion and concession, through adversity and prosperity, in days of disorder when despair has reigned and in law abiding times rendered calm by hope, there is the proof that nationality is a vital principle, and a permanent force with which liberty must make its account. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  14. But his naturally cold and self- contained nature had been hardened in the school of adversity during the long years of humiliation which had been imposed upon him by John de Witt and his party. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  15. She had not forgotten that Newton had shown the same regard and partiality for her when she was going out to India, and afterwards, when in distress; he had been her friend and admirer when in adversity. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  16. Your patience in adversity, and that of your wife, have compelled my reverence. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  17. Is he changed by adversity, Robert? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. From adversity, let us seize opportunity. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various