troubled

Definitions

  • A Tone of Voice That Meant Trouble 138
    A Tone of Voice That Meant Trouble 138
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj troubled characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive","riotous times","these troubled areas","the tumultuous years of his administration","a turbulent and unruly childhood"
    • adj troubled characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need "troubled areas","fell into a troubled sleep","a troubled expression","troubled teenagers"
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COLUMBUS HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIS SAILORS COLUMBUS HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIS SAILORS
Pouring cold water on the troubled oil Pouring cold water on the troubled oil
NOW WHAT'S THE TROUBLE NOW WHAT'S THE TROUBLE
The Trouble of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings The Trouble of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings
The Troubles of Biddy {Chicken, duckling, and duck The Troubles of Biddy {Chicken, duckling, and duck
The Troubles of Biddy {Four hens sitting together The Troubles of Biddy {Four hens sitting together
The Troubles of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings The Troubles of Biddy {Girl playing with ducklings

Quotations

  • David Lloyd George
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    “With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.”
  • Rosamond Lehmann
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    “The trouble with Ian is that he gets off with women because he can't get on with them.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.”
  • A. W. Tozer
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    “To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

Idioms

Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you - Don't go looking for trouble or problems- let them come to you.
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Fish in troubled waters - Someone who fishes in troubled waters tries to takes advantage of a shaky or unstable situation. The extremists were fishing in troubled waters during the political uncertainty in the country.
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Pour oil on troubled waters - If someone pours oil on troubled waters, they try to calm things down.
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Usage

In literature:

There were also reasons why this question had been troubling Hawtrey in particular of late.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Of course what happened when we last met couldn't trouble you as it troubled me.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The ladies at Littlebath had many troubles, and during those troubles the famous young barrister was very civil to them.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
You are giving this poor fellow an enormous deal of unnecessary trouble.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Neither of them had ever been in serious trouble before and both regretted the folly that had turned their drunken spree into a crime.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
This was real, definite trouble.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
It's good enough for us, and if it means lots of trouble we're going to stay here.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
If it isn't important you'll get into grave trouble.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
There were also reasons why this question had been troubling Hawtrey in particular of late.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
The trouble is caused only by people's obstinate resistance.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
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In poetry:

Not only men of stormy minds,
The storms of trouble know,
All creatures of this earth must find
A share of earthly woe!
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
Down the broad valley fast and far
The troubled army fled;
Up rose the glorious morning star,
The ghastly host was dead.
"Voices Of The Night : The Beleaguered City" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What are ye, O pallid phantoms!
That haunt my troubled brain?
That vanish when day approaches,
And at night return again?
"The Haunted Chamber. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In former times, when trouble came,
Thou didst not stand afar;
Nor didst thou prove an absent friend
Amid the din of war.
"Trust in Providence" by John Logan
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
'Tis Manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
"How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds" by John Newton
Sleep on the moaning sea
Hushing his trouble;
Rest on the cares that be
Hued in Life's bubble,
Calm on the woes of me....
"Dawn" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said he doesn't expect quarterback Logan Thomas (center) to have trouble with his injured thumb.
Andrea Jung is gone, but Avon 's troubles are still here.
Where Irish 'Troubles' Began , the Arts Heal.
Eating our way into trouble.
Oh, chute, he's in trouble now.
Findings in Grade-Changing Probe 'Troubling'.
To say that Biosphere 2, the pet project of Texas billionaire Ed Bass, had a troubled history would be an understatement.
'Bernie' is troubling, quirky Black comedy .
On Election Day, media outlets from around the country stopped by the polling place at 13th Street and Fairmount Avenue in search of New Black Panther Party members causing trouble.
Given the trouble she's gotten into in recent years (think: trying to trademark the word "Hon"), one might presume Cafe Hon owner.
Qantas already facing financial trouble.
It's time for somebody to say it: Live music has become so outrageously expensive that it's hardly worth the trouble anymore.
Decades from now, historians will have trouble fathoming why Karl Rove's contemporaries hailed him as a genius.
If this is a class1 display, those blinking lights are basically a trouble code.
I have had mouse trouble in the past.
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In science:

Since locally bUI is homeomorphic to the initial sets ˜Ui , the extra singularities of ˜UI , introduced by constructing the fiber product, are of no trouble.
Floer Homology for Symplectomorphism
The only trouble is µN are on different spaces.
Contributions to Random Energy Models
The long term enhancements were unexplained and troubling.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
In the limit λ ′ → 0, the trouble terms with 1/λ ′ must be canceled out with ii ’s via (5.7).
Invariance of Gromov--Witten theory under a simple flop
Bell believed that his famous theorem entailed a deep and troubling conflict between the empirically verified predictions of quantum theory and the notion of local causality that is motivated by relativity theory.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
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