No wonder Florence has a hard time of it; but isn't it wretched of me to gossip?
I know very well that the poor girl has a hard time of it there.
She had had such a hard time bringing it into the world, too.
The passage out was well enough, but homeward-bound we had a hard time of it.
"You had a hard time of it up that rapid," said the artist in French to the boatmen.