trials and tribulations

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trials and tribulations

Cliché problems and tests of one's courage or perseverance. I suppose I have the normal trials and tribulations for a person of my background, but some days are just a little too much for me. I promise not to tell you of the trials and tribulations of my day if you promise not to tell me yours!
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trials and tribulations

Tests of one's patience or endurance, as in She went through all the trials and tribulations of being admitted to law school only to find she couldn't afford to go . This redundant expression- trial and tribulation here both mean the same thing-is also used semi-humorously, as in Do you really want to hear about the trials and tribulations of my day at the office?
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Rated 165 in his pomp, Cape Tribulation is now on a perch of 146 and this kind of race looks an ideal prep for a possible Crabbie's Grand National bid.
If our own faith is in question, then we will probably not be able to overcome the tribulation and deception to come.
And Cape Tribulation can do the same and get the better of chiefly Ryanair Chase runner-up First Lieutenant.
Boylesports), Captain Chris 16/1 (general) and Cape Tribulation 25s (William Hill, Paddy Power, Youwin).
Cape Tribulation, winner of last year's Pertemps Hurdle Final, earned the right to be in the field when beating 2010 Gold Cup hero Imperial Commander in the Argento Chase on Festival Trials Day last month.
It had looked wide open until Cape Tribulation led after the fourth-last fence in the hands of Jack Doyle and pulled away from Mr Moonshine with the favourite Ballyoliver third.
It could be a fine afternoon for Jefferson, with Cape Tribulation expected to do the business in the Ralph Larder 65th Birthday Novices' Chase.
The whole nation including PML-N stands by our flood affected brethren in this hour of need and tribulation and government of Punjab would provide full assistance as we can," he said.
The whole nation including PML-N are stands with our flood affected brethren in this hour of need and tribulation and government of Punjab would provide full assistance as we can, he said during his visit to flood affected zones of Nowshera district on Sunday.
Romans 5 encourages us "And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance' and perseverance, character' and character hope.
They will be seated at the right hand of God, while seven years of tribulation hit the earth, after which Christ will come again to judge those left behind.
While my friends are poised to be precisely the kind of Christians who are not left behind, riley would have more than a passing interest in the adventures of the Tribulation Force as it struggles to convert the rest of mankind while simultaneously disrupting the plans of the Anti-Christ, who rules the earth during the seven terrible years of the Apocalypse.
The reader is privy to the inner thoughts of the main characters as the dangerous events of the post-rapture tribulation unfold, expressed in blunt, short sentences.
The Bible comes to life where people are in a position to appreciate both the reality of tribulation and the reality of a hope that transcends that tribulation.
There is much debate as to when the Rapture occurs in the timeline of the Tribulation.