• if you can stand hardships like that
    if you can stand hardships like that
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hardship something hard to endure "the asperity of northern winters"
    • n hardship something that causes or entails suffering "I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women"- James Boswell","the many hardships of frontier life"
    • n hardship a state of misfortune or affliction "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity","a life of hardship"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hardship härd"shĭp That which is hard to bear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hardship Severe labor or want; suffering or excessive toil, physical or mental; adversity; affliction; also, anything that exacts physical or mental endurance.
    • n hardship Hard treatment; injury; oppression; injustice.
    • n hardship Synonyms Trial, burden, grievance, trouble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hardship a hard state, or that which is hard to bear, as toil, injury, &c
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  • Don Delillo
    “Hardship makes the world obscure.”
  • John Neil
    John Neil
    “Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.”
  • Epictetus
    “For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.”
  • Seneca
    “Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.”
  • Robert Frost
    “Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.”
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
    W. E. B. Du Bois
    “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heard; Dut. hard, Ger. hart, Goth. hardus; allied to Gr. kratys, strong.


In literature:

A man less inured to hardships, or less physically fit, would have surrendered to the icy waters or to fatigue.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
She will certainly need a few days to recover from the hardships of this trip.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
You know, dear brother, that mother has had many hardships for our sakes.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
Overwhelmed with fatigue, they cursed the hardships they had to endure, till daylight and the enemy came to rouse them again.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
He was tall and slender, with muscles of iron, and so healthy and strong that he could endure great hardship.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
No people have ever achieved lasting distinction or greatness without hardships.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Hardship piled up on hardship, as it ever does in the spring of the northland.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Another circumstance still farther aggravated the hardships of the Plebeians.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
And now came other hardships.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
But these failures tempered him for the greater hardships that followed.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis

In poetry:

They take the heart at sultry noon,
Into a cooling breeze,
Where all of life's hardships make room
For what we call "heartsease,"
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
“By the long, long years my father toiled
In the pioneering band;
By the hardships of those early days,
I claim the Southern Land!”
"John Cornstalk" by Henry Lawson
As Moses saw, in Egypt's land,
The hardships that his people bore,
And rather chose with them to stand
Than heir the wealth of Pharaoh's store;
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
``Rude are our walls, our beds are rough,
But use is hardship's subtle friend.
He hath got all that hath enough;
And rough feels softest, in the end.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
And at night at the fireside with Nora,
I will tell her of my limbs being bound,
And all my great hardships endured,
And how I was lash'd like a hound.
"The Irish Convict's Return" by William Topaz McGonagall
Perfection ever is the price of toil.
Of marchings long, and hardships by the way,
Of burdens borne, oft in the heat of day,
'Tis then as right the victor claims the spoil.
"The Royal Way" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Playwright Horton Foote, who died Wednesday at age 92, wrote prolifically about the daily hardships and triumphs of ordinary Americans.
In times of economic hardship, some families may no longer be able to afford to keep their beloved pets.
The animal shelter, like many of our other non-profits, has faced numerous hardships in the past few years.
This improvement in the bottom line has not been evenly distributed, and many of you still face financial hardship.
Due to financial hardships, both John and Michael were sent to the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Kearny.
Now, in addition to the traditional risks they face, marinas must contend with crimes stemming from economic hardship.
Martin Scorsese , Alexander Payne, Michel Hazanavicius, Stephen Daldry and George Clooney discuss the joys and hardships of filmmaking.
New Yorkers have many definitions of hardship in these recessionary times: canceling cable, giving up taxis or eating more canned tuna fish.
Crawford is eligible to seek a medical hardship waiver and could return for a fifth season.
Mothers have strengths that are amazing they bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
The hardships of obeying paled in comparison to the calamities they would have experienced by putting their trust in someone or something else.
Nancy Killefer, who was slated to be the White House's first chief performance officer, withdrew her nomination Tuesday, saying in a letter to the president that her tax delinquency would cause political hardships.
Maryland linebacker Kenny Tate missed the final two months last season with a right knee injury and eventually received a medical hardship.
Here, he describes the physical hardships caused by traveling great distances by foot.
The hardships faced by local farmers, ranging from a lack of rainfall to Israeli trade obstacles, mean that organic growing is one of the few ways Palestinians have to compete in outside markets.

In science:

The additional hardship, whatever its source, is therefore “unfair” and should be eliminated.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Table 5.1: The hardships of precision atomic measurements, abridged.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Here interest is considered excessive if its payment creates significant hardship on the lender. 10.
An Application Specific Informal Logic for Interest Prohibition Theory