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I feel like road games are the best because you’ve got people going at you, and you’ve got a little bit more adversity.

Stories about overcoming adversity and always, always sticking together.

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So I guess sometimes you learn a lot more from defeat and adversity than you do from winning.

Obviously a lot of adversity the first little bit here, and he’s been our best player every night, and we’re pretty lucky to have him back there right now.

“We’ve got a little bit of adversity right now and we’re still finding a way to get points, and I think in the long run that’s going to be very big for us,” Oshie said.

They are stories of persecution and triumph, adversity and strength.

No matter what adversity or fear we may confront, we are always inherently free to choose how to be.

She has inspired us all with her courage in the face of adversity and her strength for never giving up.

How she triumphed over the adversity in her life is what makes her such a powerful role model for generations of women.

And yet these A-listers seem to have that “strength in adversity” image down cold.

Even God may look with pleasure upon a brave man struggling against adversity.

The blasts of adversity were necessary to winnow the spurious and false away, and to leave the tried and true behind.

And therefore he never withdraweth his mercy from us: but though he chastise his people with adversity he forsaketh them not.

The former says:—'I condemn thy teaching; it is (mere) adversity.'

It is characteristic of the Germans to bring an accusation like that against a brave and innocent man in adversity.


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On this page you'll find 105 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adversity, such as: calamity, catastrophe, crunch, difficulty, disaster, and hardship.

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