bad times

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bad times

Times of trouble, struggle, or unhappiness. I've had bad times since losing my job, but I'm trying to stay positive.
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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
It was, perhaps, the reaction after the trying time she had had in the country.
The only sign I can detect of the struggle it must cost her to preserve appearances at this trying time, expresses itself in a sudden unwillingness, on her part, ever to be left alone.
To all readers of the "Ergo" column and all others, despite the trying times, may the blessings of Christmas be bountiful in your homes this season.
Other MPAs also spoke on the issue and requested the house to approach the federal government to take up the issue with the United Nations and Bangladesh to pull out them from trying times.
Nirmala Sitharaman has said that ECGCs role is very crucial in the trying times in sustaining the flow of exports.
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.
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.