[ UK /ædvˈəsɪti/ ]
[ US /ædˈvɝsɪˌti, ədˈvɝsɪti/ ]
  1. a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
    a period marked by adversities
  2. a state of misfortune or affliction
    a life of hardship
    debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
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How To Use adversity In A Sentence

  • If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. Bill Clinton 
  • El Pueblo Clinic has faced adversity before, but never of this magnitude.
  • It is thus not a mere truism that all democratic countries stand with Norway in its adversity and suffering. Times, Sunday Times
  • The panicky reaction of players at the US Open betrayed their lack of resilience in the face of adversity.
  • The way he's overcome adversity has been a real inspiration - and in a vain attempt to copy him I'm following his training programme as I prepare for my first duathlon.
  • Her Wimbledon victory was hailed as a triumph over adversity.
  • The true features of a man is shown in adversity;the strength of a horse is tested on a muddy road.
  • Not the prettiest points the leaders have won, but in adversity they were precious. Times, Sunday Times
  • I give beaucoup extra points to applicants who have lived through real struggle and who have shown determination amid adversity.
  • As fire tries gold,so does adversity try virtue.
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