English version

trying

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtryingtry‧ing /ˈtraɪ-ɪŋ/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 ANNOYannoying or difficult in a way that makes you feel worried, tired etc 🔊 That child is very trying. 🔊 The beginning of the show is often a trying time because of latecomers. 🔊 They do the best they can in trying circumstances.
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tryingThe experience has been very trying for us.trying timeWhat's a girl to do in these trying times?In part two: Crisis at Kingsholme ... trying times for Gloucester.Napoleon's retreat from Moscow was possibly a more trying time for his troops.It was a trying time for Mary Dunn.Without wishing to understate what was surely a trying time for some students, I shall make two further points.These are trying times for the souls of Apple Macintosh users.Being a White House reporter in such trying times was like serving in the military: You went where duty called.
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