• WordNet 3.6
    • v tribulate oppress or trouble greatly
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  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.”
  • Michael Monahan
    Michael Monahan
    “In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.”
  • St. John of the Cross
    St. John of the Cross
    “In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence, and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction.”
  • Molinos
    “Thou are never at any time nearer to God than when under tribulation; which he permits for the purifications and beautifying of thy soul.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is a tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.”


In literature:

She was not, however, at the end of her tribulations.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
Then will begin your awful tribulation, 'the time of Jacob's deadly sorrow.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
One night us got into tribulation, I tells you!
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Tribulation Thou hast given me; patience the world forced upon me; hope Thou hast denied me.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
Life is a penance and ordained as a tribulation.
"Plays of Near & Far" by Lord Dunsany
Let tribulation work patience, lest you git forsook of hope, Sister Jane Bonner.
"Mingo" by Joel Chandler Harris
Out of many tribulations mankind has pressed steadily onward.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
I am entering upon another term of tribulation in Felix and Hilda.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
To Dan also, came tribulation of his own making.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
Sorrow and tribulation had overspread the morning of their life like a cloud.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Therefore it fails to sustain his genius when venturing into the depths of tribulation and anguish.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
And yet it is doubtful if he would have been recognised, so direly had tribulation altered him.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Biddy had come and gone in these days with a perceptible air of detachment from the tribulations of home.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
"Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws" by James Buchanan
Colonel Moore is in the adjoining tent, giving an account of his trials and tribulations to Shanks of the New York Herald.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
She has had tribulations enough in her day.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
That is one of the tribulations of stained glass making.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
Let us put our trust in Him who can shorten the days of our tribulation.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
If she could only go through tribulation!
"Odd" by Amy Le Feuvre
But too often the tribulations of Israel were their lot.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various

In poetry:

His universal arms embrace
The saint, the sinner, and the sage,
And proffer refuge, comfort, grace
To tribulation's pilgrimage.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I am Thine: in tribulation
From Thy parted Heavens above
Comes divinest consolation,
Lighting as the Holy Dove
With the message
Of thine everlasting love.
"The Church's Song" by Samuel John Stone
Oh, thou dost teach me: ere the consummation,
The highest is the hardest, the most bare:
Here a sad Hill beheld His tribulation,
For Whom the gates of glory opened there.
"The Maiden's Reply To The Mountain" by Samuel John Stone
In this world we shall have tribulation and sorrow;
'Tis enough for the subject to be as his king;
But if we are faithful, joy will come with the morrow,
And with the blood-washed a new song shall we sing.
"Joy In The Morning" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Alas! words fail to describe the desolation,
And in many homes it will cause great lamentation;
Because human remains are beyond all identification,
Which will cause the relatives of the sufferers to be in great tribulation.
"Burning of the Exeter Theatre" by William Topaz McGonagall
Through much toil and tribulation, we attain'd at last to honour
With no succour from my kindred, I upreared my house alone,
And I see my cherish'd maiden, with admiring gazes on her,
Glide amid the high and noble with a grace beyond their own.
"Retrospection" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Community Theater Dramatizes The Trials and Tribulations of Staging Community Theater.
Berger's Burg: HS graduation = college tuition tribulation .
So it comes as little surprise, particularly after the tribulations of Sept 11, 2001, that the firefighting is now the most admired profession in America.
News Opinion Columns Off the Beat: The trials and tribulations of setting up a Christmas tree.
A longtime policy wonk and adviser to the UN and the US, Rubin spent decades deliberating upon best practices for saving Afghanistan from its chronic tribulations.
A crooked workplace/romantic new comedy based on the cult UK series of the same name that explores the trials and tribulations of two public relations executives on the rebound.
Trials, tribulations of picky eater 's parent.
Oprah Winfrey may not have biological children, but thanks to the first graduates of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, she said she now understands the trials and tribulations, as well as the joys, of motherhood.
The Cowboys were all those things yesterday, dealing with the death of one teammate and the tribulations of another.
The trials and tribulations of the sad panda.
Remarkably, Lucas's The Singing Forest, in previews at the Public, takes on even more difficult subjects—more family tribulations, psychological trauma, and the Holocaust.
The Tribulations of 1980s Child TV Stars.
With a single brief announcement on July 3, Rolf-Dieter Heuer marked the end of years of trials and tribulations.
All foreign wars have their own tales about the tribulations of returning servicemen.
No group felt the pain of the schooner 's recent tribulations more than the volunteers who helped maintain the ship.