noun, plural dif·fi·cul·ties.
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She couldn't even explain the difficulty, just that it was hard.
The importance and difficulty of playing the position have never been questioned, nor has the scarcity of elite talent.The NFL’s top QBs are waking up to their power, following Tom Brady and LeBron James|Jerry Brewer|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
“People with big faces may have difficulty getting the mask to cover their nose and mouth completely when they do the knot, so you really have to look around and find a technique that works well for you,” Brooks said.Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says|Lena H. Sun, Fenit Nirappil|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Even so, the recall might have gone nowhere had it not been for a judge’s decision to give organizers almost double the normal amount of time to collect signatures in light of the difficulties posed by the pandemic.California’s Gavin Newsom Will Likely Face A Recall Election — But He’ll Probably Survive It|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|February 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Without some clarity and long-term planning, brands could face more difficulty going forward.Marketing Briefing: How the Super Bowl represents a return to normalcy that’s yet to become reality|Kristina Monllos|February 9, 2021|Digiday
The difficulty with Mr. Redford is, you see, as I understand it, he gets one million dollars a picture.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I do realize the difficulty in totally canceling productions of this opera.Rudy Giuliani: Why I Protested ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’|Rudy Giuliani|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The battle to secure that funding is testament to the difficulty in making truly independent movies.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood|Nico Hines|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mary and Tom are concerned for Cumming, too, “as in the past there has been difficulty.”
The fewer diagnostic criteria required to call a person impaired, the more “any difficulty whatsoever” can be deemed impairment.
But,” said the prime minister of Flatland, starting a difficulty, “who is to be greatest chief?The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The difficulty of educating handlers of bills in distant places as to American credits.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The Duke found no difficulty in awakening the wishes, which were necessary to his scheme, in the mind of young Lorraine.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Add to this, if you please, the great difficulty of obtaining from them even the words that they have.
Judge for yourself the difficulty surrounding the remainder of the symbols and fundamental truths of christianity.