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sing in tribulation

To succumb to torture and confess one's misdeeds. I know he stole chickens from my farm, and he'll tell you all about it, once he's singing in tribulation!
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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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ˌtrials and tribuˈlations

difficulties and troubles: The novel is about the trials and tribulations of adolescence.
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But the mid-afternoon slot hasn't stopped him rollicking through his life story and naughty break-up tales, including the trials and tribulations of sexting and online dating.
The trials and tribulations of Lindsay Lohan look set to continue after the star posted on Twitter that she had failed a court-ordered drug test.
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.
2 : distress or suffering resulting from cruel and unjust treatment or misfortune <Her son's illness has been a source of tribulation.
TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS recounts this campaign and its influence.
In response to the trials and tribulations associated with starting an architectural practice in New York, the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, in association with The Architect's Newspaper, is co-hosting the second of four New Practices Roundtables on Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 p.
It's easy to have a life without conflicts, without trials and tribulations.
The portrait of a time when nurse becomes patient, analyst becomes the analyzed and the tortures and tribulations of Ego attempt to conquer the emerging Muse of the Soul.
During the summer when things were going especially hard in more ways than one, I grimly modified grace before meals: 'We give Thee thanks, O Lord, for these Thy gifts, and for all our tribulations, from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
But when I started preparing the paper, I realized that there was an important sub-text to account for: the trials and tribulations of Penelope, Odysseus's wife.
They were familiar with the teaching that says the Rapture will be followed by seven years of trials and tribulations, at the end of which Jesus will come to earth once again to lead the forces of good against the forces of evil in the battle known as Armageddon.
This February, during the 77th celebration of Black History Month-Negro History Week, voices from the past will come forth once again to illumine the contributions, and the trials and tribulations that comprise the black experience in America.
Weston's exegesis of Utzon's tribulations but ultimate triumph at Sydney includes an examination of his development of the vast podium in collaboration with the Ove Arup practice; some finger-pointing at the conservative Minister of Public Works, Davis Hughes; Utzon's proposed red/gold and silver/blue colour schemes for the Major and Minor Halls respectively; and, finally, his provocative but unrealized intention to extrude plywood sections as a kind of interior furniture landscape.
He said, ``When you take into account the trials and tribulations of this club, losing Babbel, Berger and Barmby and then my illness, plus the fact that I had to change a goalkeeper, I think that in adversity our performances have been remarkable.