a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression: a life of hardship.
an instance or cause of this; something hard to bear, as a deprivation, lack of comfort, or constant toil or danger: They faced bravely the many hardships of frontier life.
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How to use hardship in a sentence
Elkind and the AHA also cite emotional stress caused by economic hardship, and depression as the isolation of quarantining drags on.
For decades to follow, they are there for each other through all the hardships that accompany growing up and growing older, despite the radically different choices they make as adults.What to Know About the Book Behind Netflix’s Firefly Lane | Annabel Gutterman | February 3, 2021 | Time
There’s also a global pandemic where more families are experiencing financial hardship.‘Crafting the brand’: How former Huge CEO is pivoting from agency background in service of DTC life insurance startup | Kimeko McCoy | February 3, 2021 | Digiday
The agency surveyed all of California’s water utilities in November to get a clearer picture of the financial hardship utilities have on residents at a time when more people are jobless and quarantining at home.San Diegans Are Drowning in Water Debt During COVID-19 | MacKenzie Elmer | January 27, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Thanks for all the ways you are making our city a better place in this time of covid and other sadness and hardship.The incredible story of how 1,700 handwritten cards came from across the world for a group of D.C. hospital workers | Theresa Vargas | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
For the millions of women and girls displaced by conflicts across the globe, it has been a summer of extreme hardship.
So, the measure underestimates both economic hardship and the aid families receive.
In reality, economic hardship is much more commonplace, and its appearance is more subtle.
Omran has that deep, mature stare that only comes with years of hardship and struggle.
They never get there and their time in the minors is marked by real economic hardship.
As judge, I set about collecting his property with much diligence, involving considerable hardship.
Uriah said it would dishonour him to seek ease and pleasure at home while other soldiers were enduring hardship at the front.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
This was a great hardship to banks, and has been corrected in many states by statutes and by the courts in others.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Regardless of its financial hardship, however, the educational system continued to improve.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The more he saw of life as it was, the more he was overcome by the sight of sorrow and hardship on every side.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for hardship
conditions of life difficult to endure
something that causes suffering or privation
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