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trouble

a. political unrest or public disturbances
b. the Troubles political violence in Ireland during the 1920s or in Northern Ireland since the late 1960s
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But tract of time, and long prosperitie: That nource of vice, this of insolencie, Lulled the shepheards in such securitie, That not content with loyall obeysaunce, Some gan to gape for greedie governaunce, And match them selfe with mighty potentates, Lovers of Lordship and troublers of states: Tho gan shepheardes swaines to looke a loft, And leave to live hard, and learne to ligge soft: Tho under color of shepeheards, somewhile There crept in Wolves, ful of fraude and guile, That often devoured their owne sheepe, And often the shepheards, that did hem keepe.
v]), claiming that the worship of the saints and the elevation of the Host in the Mass were such mixed practices, and declaring that "whosoever or what so ever degre he be, that is or sheweth hymselfe to be offended wyth thys my free and indifferent speakynge of Goddes word, he or they be what they maye be, are the verye Jonasses and troublers of this commune wealthe" (Hooper, An Oversight, [43.
For as much as experience has plentifully & often proved that since the first arising of the Anabaptists, about a hundred years since, they have been the incendiaries of commonwealths & the infestors of persons in main matters of religion, and the troublers of churches in all places where they have been, and that they who have held the baptizing of infants unlawful have usually held other errors or heresies together therewith.