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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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He said he had left his country because of a `great trouble.
But take it all around, I was feel- ing ruther comfortable on accounts of taking all this trouble for that gang, for not many would a done it.
The mysterious trouble to which Jane had alluded was a very real one, but it was held in profound secrecy.
I have heard this enlarged on as if it meant the troubles and persecutions we bring on ourselves by confessing Jesus.
Neither doth it follow, that because these fames are a sign of troubles, that the suppressing of them with too much severity, should be a remedy of troubles.
He sees nothing beyond the pleasure of the moment, nothing troubles him and so he is always cheerful, satisfied, and serene.
Since then the troubles of her married life had deepened, and the absence of other relief encouraged her regretful rumination over that thin romance which she had once fed on.
I have not enumerated half the vexatious propensities of my pupils, or half the troubles resulting from my heavy responsibilities, for fear of trespassing too much upon the reader's patience; as, perhaps, I have already done; but my design in writing the few last pages was not to amuse, but to benefit those whom it might concern; he that has no interest in such matters will doubtless have skipped them over with a cursory glance, and, perhaps, a malediction against the prolixity of the writer; but if a parent has, therefrom, gathered any useful hint, or an unfortunate governess received thereby the slightest benefit, I am well rewarded for my pains.
As she reclaimed her book and bag, at her own door, she said, in her honest way, "Thank you very much for trying to make me forget my foolish little troubles.
I can't tell why, only she seems so happy and busy, and sings so beautifully, and is strong enough to scrub and sweep, and hasn't any troubles to plague her," said Rose, making a funny jumble of reasons in her efforts to explain.
I had life troubles and heart troubles which are neither here nor there in this narrative.
Thomas and the twins and Katie Maurice and Violetta and coming to Green Gables and my troubles over geometry.