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distress

1. mental pain; anguish
2. physical or financial trouble
3. in distress (of a ship, aircraft, etc.) in dire need of help
4. Law
a. the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of or in satisfaction of a debt, claim, etc.; distraint
b. the property thus seized
c. US (as modifier): distress merchandise
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Her bosom was heaving in a distressful manner that I greatly pitied, but I thought it better not to speak.
Then he sighed, and with sudden resignation: "It would certainly be a dam' distressful sight," he said, meekly.
At night the bunched electrics lit up that distressful palace of all the luxuries, and they fared sumptuously, swinging on through the emptiness of abject desolation.
Naz Shah, a member of Parliament from Bradford West, said on Twitter and in a Facebook post that members of her community had received the letters and that the situation had become "very distressful, not only those who have received the letter but also for the wider communities.
The situation on checkposts is distressful for the people,' said Mr Shah, who belongs to Swat district.
What, then, is the role of the state, non-state actors, and citizens within the law to avoid these distressful statistics?
The Balik Pinas, BalikHanapbuhay is a package of livelihood support assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning OFWs displaced by hostilities or wars or political conflict, victims of illegal recruitment or human trafficking or other distressful situations, distressed OFWs who seek shelter at the Migrant Workers and Overseas Resource Center that are due for repatriation, and repatriated OWWAmembers who were employed by foreign employers but face financial difficulties due to bad economic condition.
Abduction of Zainab,rape and then her murder is farthest distressful as compared to others.
The more distressful the fact is, more squarely we need to face it," Park said.
Solicitor Alistair Bryce said Smith, who had not been in a court before, had found remarks which had been made were distressful.
It is even distressful when one considers that counties tend to initiate mega projects that stall midstream, tying up huge sums of public money.
Combine a well-trained, well-armed, brutal and sectarian fighting force with their adversary, while boiling-off any oversight, and the situation is bound to become distressful.