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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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On the road much pleasant discourse passed between Jones and Partridge, on the subject of their last adventure: in which Jones exprest a great compassion for those highwaymen who are, by unavoidable distress, driven, as it were, to such illegal courses, as generally bring them to a shameful death: "I mean," said he, "those only whose highest guilt extends no farther than to robbery, and who are never guilty of cruelty nor insult to any person, which is a circumstance that, I must say, to the honour of our country, distinguishes the robbers of England from those of all other nations; for murder is, amongst those, almost inseparably incident to robbery."
I am quite well; I am only distressed by some dreadful news which I have just received from Longbourn."
Dashwood, whose eyes, as she answered the servant's inquiry, had intuitively taken the same direction, was shocked to perceive by Elinor's countenance how much she really suffered, and a moment afterwards, alike distressed by Marianne's situation, knew not on which child to bestow her principal attention.
Under the bill, which Tolentino filed in July 2019, a vessel's captain, crew and passengers shall be held liable for refusing or failing to render assistance to persons in distress at sea.
209, otherwise known as the Good Samaritan At Sea Law, with the aim to implement international laws concerning safety of life at sea and the duty to render assistance to persons in distress at sea.
As part of the latest study, as team of researchers explored whether the relationship between lower socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity is explained by psychological distress and subsequent emotional eating as a coping strategy.
These new graduate nurses are a vulnerable subset of the nursing workforce and are thus particularly susceptible to moral distress (Krautscheid et al., 2017).
Comparative resea rch method with independent group design was applied whereby both groups were compared with each other Demographic information form, Diabetes Distress Scale and Psychological well-being scale were used as research instruments.
After noting down demographic and clinical parameters, diabetes distress of the subjects was measured by applying the 17-item diabetes distress scale which also assesses sub-domains like emotional burden, physician-related distress, regimen-related distress and interpersonal distress.
Further, rapid improvements in the field of healthcare give opportunities for raising awareness about respiratory distress syndrome.
To the extent that distress risk represents a priced risk factor, Campbell et al.
Using distress type and industry concentration, we find that rivals to economically distressed filing firms in concentrated industries experience 2.62% (significant at the 1% level) abnormal equity returns around the 10 days of filing.