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bad times

 and difficult times; trying times; hard times; tough times
a period that offers difficulties, such as when there is not enough food, money, or work. We went through trying times when Perry was out of work, but we all bounced back.
See also: bad, times
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Madame Ratignolle's sister, who had always been with her at such trying times, had not been able to come up from the plantation, and Adele had been inconsolable until Mrs.
Weeks ago, a local family hosted a Touchdowns for Trying Times fundraiser for an East Tennessee family, the McClains, who lost everything in a house fire, reported Local 8 Now.
June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonas Brothers' Lines, Vines and Trying Times debuts at # 1 on the Billboard Top 200 today, selling nearly 250,000 units, a mere ten months after their third studio album A Little Bit Longer debuted at the top of the charts.
A more recent work is David Gordon's Trying Times (1982), which celebrates the "terrible ordinariness" of daily life.
The trying times brought Ortiz closer to his family and God.
Written by RAF veteran and former Cold War-era spy Leslie Woodhead, My Life as a Spy is a life story of the author's coming of age in trying times.
Short (often just one-page) stories cats, dogs and horses and more will resonate with pet lovers and provide smiles and chuckles aplenty, while the heart-touching pieces about losing a pet offer comfort in trying times.
In these trying times soldiers are looking for ways to help their units.
Sometimes the impact of its message may be forgotten, and in trying times remembered and quietly contemplated again.
In these trying times, even more than usual is at stake for the Tigers, who are being willed to win by the entire region.
In these trying times, the frenetic pace of the New York Mercantile Exchange commodities trading operation can continue without missing a beat, thanks to the foresight of the Exchange management and the work of two New York architectural firms.
WILL AMERICANS TURN TO ART AS an escape from trying times, or will we just keep going to the mall?
The amount of years of experience that can't be replaced will make some of the most routine matters trying times for both staff and members alike.
Fourteen committee members and six staff met in Cuba to assess the present, talk about the future and learn about a Cuban Church that is emerging from trying times.
As you can see, these are exciting times, as well as trying times for Flame Seal, as we are being tested to the limit, but rest assured, we are up to the task