[ US /ˈtɹaɪɪŋ, ˈtɹaɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈa‍ɪɪŋ/ ]
  1. extremely irritating to the nerves
    the stressful days before a war
    nerve-racking noise
    a trying day at the office
  2. hard to endure
    fell upon trying times
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  • Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town. The funny thing about Pain..... (Let's talk trauma!)
  • You may be trying to invoke the ‘echos from the supernal world’ but they're everywhere and where-ever people say they're doing magic there's a bit of truth there.
  • After our engineless sail into the anchorage at Santa Domingo we spent a couple of days trying to resuscitate the iron genny. TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com
  • It was a bit like the rowing boat trying to make headway against the flow of the river near the weir.
  • Trying to link things cross-departmentally is something that in my experience gets talked about a lot, but in reality rarely happens. The Audacity of Growth at Helpful Technology
  • It is murder trying to find a parking place for the car.
  • I blame it all on becca who called me in the middle of the night to talk to me all about how the two best friends names are Kate and Becca and that the main character lives in apartment 601 as my address and other kooky details that i have been trying to forget nightly since i saw that movie, And then every sound is that kid coming out of the television and im only writing about it now in order to expunge as i fear she will grab hold of my foot from under the desk and eat me or turn me into something decomposing or whatever it is she does. I-claudius Diary Entry
  • They are trying to rush through the draft resolution before the general election.
  • Just because the American people are disgusted with higher taxes, bigger government, left wing liberal give away policies and pacifist foreign policy attitudes, this idiot thinks the Tea Party activist is in someway trying to bring the country down. Clinton warns against violent anti-government attitude
  • A drunk was standing in the middle of the street, swaying uncertainly and trying hard to stay upright.
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