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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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This fact is made even more troubling because many of these potential casualties could be protected with a simple, fast and universally applied application of a carefully constructed emergency action plan.
Some children need a holding environment during the school day to work out troubling emotions, find their real school self, and not be forced to adopt a reactive, false one.
School counselors are often in the position of giving difficult or troubling news to parents and other caregivers.
Italian author Elena Ferrante presents her second novel Troubling Love, the story of a daughter who, upon learning of her mother's untimely death, sets out on a harrowing journey through the streets of Naples in search of the truth about her family.
This is troubling because private firms, just like their public brethren, will become cannon fodder for competitors if their enterprise value fails to grow appropriately over time.