grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering.
an instance of this; an affliction, trouble, etc.
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How to use tribulation in a sentence
What viewers don’t see is all the dog-adoption paperwork, the trials and tribulations of getting the right kind of dog to the right kind of home.For some dogs (and humans), the pandemic adoption rush was mostly a waiting game | Hau Chu | June 25, 2021 | Washington Post
To understand the trials and tribulations of iAd, here’s a closer look at the pitch deck the company used in 2015 to loosen advertisers’ pursestrings.Pitch deck: How Apple approached advertisers its first ads business | Seb Joseph | April 28, 2021 | Digiday
Monday’s result sets itself a little apart from the volatility of the 2020 college football season as a whole, and it will probably be easy to think of this Bama team separately from the trials and tribulations of playing in a pandemic.College Football’s Flawed Season Gave Us A Flawless Champion | Sarah Shachat | January 12, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
The tribulations of 2020 forced advertisers into an often improvisational cycle of testing, learning and iterating that has accelerated the pace of change in the TV landscape.Deep Dive: How the coronavirus crisis accelerated the already cresting CTV sea change | Jessica Rapp | December 21, 2020 | Digiday
Solarpunk just might be the cultural movement we deserve in the midst of our ongoing trials and tribulations.Solarpunk Is Growing a Gorgeous New World in the Cracks of the Old One | Carin Ism | September 6, 2020 | Singularity Hub
You are trapped, lost in a great tribulation—fitna—and most likely wondering how to get out without betraying your religion.An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can! | Maajid Nawaz | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The rest of them would be left behind for a period of tribulation that was going to end five months later—on October 21, 2011.
But there are those who believe that humans have a role to play in the tribulation.
For those holding these beliefs, the main curb to violent action rests in their understanding of how the tribulation begins.
How fervent their prayers for their companions in tribulation, when they themselves stood in jeopardy every hour!The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
In her tribulation she hurried to her fellow servants and informed them of her startling discovery.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The primitive believers, in the midst of their manifold persecutions, rejoiced even in tribulation.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
And there was a great tribulation in Israel, such as was not since the day, that there was no prophet seen in Israel.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
For instance, my oldest brother was born in a year when the crops failed, and they called him 'tribulation.'The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
British Dictionary definitions for tribulation
a cause of distress
a state of suffering or distress
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