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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadversityad‧ver‧si‧ty /ədˈvɜːsəti $ -ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  SUFFERa situation in which you have a lot of problems that seem to be caused by bad luck his courage in the face of adversity
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adversityThe people are brave, resilient, humorous, friendly in the face of great change and adversity.His own career is an exemplar of survival in the face of absurdity as well as adversity.Maybe they too are rational rather than irrational, morally disreputable rather than organically abnormal, overwhelmed by adversity rather than by wickedness.Childhood adversities also affect parenting indirectly through their effects on choice of spouse.At one time or other, we all face adversity.She somehow manages to keep laughing in the face of adversity.We've been through a lot of adversity as a team.They have suffered more than their fair share of adversity and managed to overcome it every time.Discussions may be held about popular movies in which heroes come back from repeated adversity and prevail by not giving up.But out of this adversity has sprung a surprisingly fine vintage.We were looking for a professional who understands adversity.in the face of adversityAll these jealousies and disappointments and doubts were forgotten for the time being in the face of adversity.Unlike my hosts I had to learn how to be cheerful in the face of adversity.Optimism and energy, especially in the face of adversity, are defining characteristics of our clan.Even so, he could see something of himself in her; that same hardness in the face of adversity.In other words, they make him feel less helpless in the face of adversity.His courage and resilience in the face of adversity.Chris Patten deserves an award for endurance as well as resilience in the face of adversity.Resilience - to remain steadfast in the face of adversity. 7.
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