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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

Various difficulties, hardships, or problems, especially those that test one's courage, endurance, or resolve. The many trials and tribulations of becoming a doctor both serve to educate future medical practitioners as well as weed out those who aren't willing to dedicate the time and effort. I hate going out with coworkers—all we end up doing is going over the various trials and tribulations of our job!
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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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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.
Cape Tribulation clearly has much more to come over fences and is an obvious alternative to Nicky Henderson's Radium - even if this trip could be on the short side for him.
Nawaz Sharif said that Punjab Government would extend full support to the flood affected people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and they will not be left alone in this hour of need and tribulations.
2 : distress or suffering resulting from cruel and unjust treatment or misfortune <Her son's illness has been a source of tribulation.
But, until that Tribulation occurs, the work is "useless" in the way that all aesthetic works are, usefully patterning our experience in the here and now, tutoring our sensibilities in its repertoire of exemplars and expressive symbols.
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There is much debate as to when the Rapture occurs in the timeline of the Tribulation.
Clyde Lott thinks God will handle that - but only after a lengthy Tribulation.
Tribulation 99, which runs through February 14 at New York's Collective for Living Cinema, is an hourlong "pseudo-documentary" by Craig Baldwin, who shows all the signs of being an aggressively backsliding fundamentalist.
CAPE TRIBULATION is set to end his season in next Thursday's Betfred Bowl at Aintree.
CHANGE OF PLAN: Cape Tribulation, ridden by Denis O'Regan (right) jumps the last with American Spin, ridden by Jamie Moore, in the Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle at Aintree