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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.
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It is striking in novels in which history is prominent, like The Book of Daniel and The March, and equally so in his first novel, Welcome to Hard Times (1960).
Maybe the Racing Post should consider a pay rise to help Muttley through these hard times.
To identify those producers with the best potential to 2produce attractive future margins in hard times an insurer must consider several factors about each producer:
D'on, the Irish for shelter, will distribute the money to 57 organ-isations in Britain which deal with emigrants from this country who have either fallen on hard times or are too poor to return to Ireland.
However, we can't delude ourselves into thinking that hard times have gone away to stay.
One of the students in her class of special-needs kindergartners and first-graders hadn't been to school in two months, and Venida was worried because the boy's family had fallen on hard times.
1 in New Jersey, were formed during the great depression and hard times for many in the real estate industry.
For activists already immersed in a project, Schell's encouragement may be what they need to get through hard times.
And its maturing industry, coupled with global hard times, pushed along delayed merger activity, leaving behind larger and ostensibly healthier institutions.
These are the "machines" that keep a company strong in both good and hard times.
Trying to keep MS secret just doesn't work: kids always know when grown-ups are going through hard times.
They share everything from the hard times, like when their mom had to go through radiation and chemotherapy, to the silly times like shaving her head and throwing her a hat party.
Republican President Herbert Hoover stepped up federal construction and got business leaders to agree not to cut wages--for a while, But many Americans blamed Hoover for hard times anyway, using the nickname "Hooverville" for the new squatter shantytowns that sprang up across the land.
Indeed, it was often faith alone that got me through the really hard times.
Hard Times has slashed personnel and has identified unprofitable divisions and subsidiaries it could sell.