noun, plural mis·er·ies.
- a pain: a misery in my left side.
- Often miseries. a case or period of despondency or gloom.
Origin of misery
Examples from the Web for misery
It breaks up families, burns hope, and perpetuates cycles of misery.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She actively, and with glee, imbued their lives with an abundance of misery.J.K. Rowling Pens the Greatest Horror Story Ever: Dolores Umbridge Was Real|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a Smiths-themed boat tour, the phrase ‘misery loves company’ is predictably proven.This Charming Man: Meet 'Ronnissey,' Brooklyn's Fake Morrissey|Michael Moynihan|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another film you made, that a lot of people might not know you directed, is Misery.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If comedy is born of pain and misery, he has already experienced more than his share.
The sources of misery in life are many: vice is one of the surest.The Life of Friedrich Schiller|Thomas Carlyle
Nor on her behalf would he have hesitated, though the misery might have continued for three months.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
His spirit broke and he became a quivering jelly-mountain of misery.The Faith of Men|Jack London
Helen did not answer, nor did she half realize the question, so lost was she in her own misery.King Midas|Upton Sinclair
Entering the village, we saw a spectacle of wretchedness and misery seldom surpassed even on the banks of the Nile.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2|John Lloyd Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for misery
noun plural -eries
Word Origin for misery
Idioms and Phrases with misery
In addition to the idiom beginning with misery
- misery loves company
- put someone out of his or her misery