It distresses me especially in the last few days that they may have been deprived of the opportunity to be adopted by our family.
"Go, notwithstanding," said Juan, touched still further by the distresses of the infidel.
I wish to justify myself in your eyes from an imputation that distresses me.'
Yet there is no one whom I can accuse for my misfortunes; they, and the distresses of my family, are the work of my own hands.
If he has been unfortunate, he recounts his distresses, and in doing so, forgets them.
She was beginning to inform me of all their distresses, when our ears were assaulted by an alarm-bell!
Our distresses are great; but I could bear this and more, if I saw you but easy.
Perhaps she did; she had no desire to parade her distresses or to reproach him with them.
How often have I lamented my inability to assist the distresses of this honest couple!
He painted the desolation of the church, during the late period of her distresses, in the most affecting colours.
late 13c., "circumstance that causes anxiety or hardship," from Old French destresse, from Vulgar Latin *districtia "restraint, affliction, narrowness, distress," from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere "draw apart, hinder," also, in Medieval Latin "compel, coerce," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + stringere "draw tight, press together" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "anguish, suffering; grief" is from c.1300.
distress dis·tress (dĭ-strěs')
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
Severe strain resulting from exhaustion or trauma.