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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRIBULATION

And the leader of the party wore the wrinkled brow of tribulation.

In joy or in pain, in happiness or in tribulation—gratitude!

My heart makes a noise in me for my country, but the day of her tribulation is near.

That psalms of tribulation be sung with a low voice and long measure; 2.

It had brought to her nothing but tribulation and disappointment.

In 1820 that Society was emerging from a period of tribulation and repression.

The tribulation itself will find all this enormously intensified.

Then began a season of sore trial and tribulation for the class.

He did not know what he was to win by this work of love, amid trials and tribulation.

I have had no tribulation that the Bible speaks of—no buffetting—no tossing to and fro.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French tribulacion (12c.), from Late Latin tribulationem (nominative tribulatio) "distress, trouble, affliction" (c.200), from tribulatus, past participle of tribulare "to oppress, afflict," a figurative use by Christian writers of Latin tribulare "to press," also possibly "to thresh out grain," from tribulum "threshing sledge," from stem of terere "to rub" (see throw (v.)) + -bulum, suffix forming names of tools.

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