Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADVERSITIES

Why, her grief over the country's adversities must have cut her life short.

It will help thee at thy need, in sickness, grief, and all adversities.

Ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all adversities.

But their English hearts were not daunted, and bravely did they struggle with their adversities.

But with our own distempers and adversities it is altogether different.

And he, a man of experience and adversities, was not the kind of man to be indifferent to her courtesy.

This was their chief adversity, and of other adversities I have to speak.

In it we will drown our adversities, and in its fire consume our sorrows.

A tender affection, cemented by their adversities, existed between James Stuart and his sons.

Let us follow God's commandments, and do unto others as we would they should do unto us, and be patient under all adversities.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, aduersite "misfortune, hardship, difficulty," from Old French aversité "adversity, calamity, misfortune; hostility, wickedness, malice" (Modern French adversité), from Latin adversitatem (nominative adversitas) "opposition," from adversus (see adverse).