American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. obsolete Of a liquid: thick, muddy, full of sediment.
- adj. Troubled, confused.
- adj. Causing trouble; troublesome, vexatious.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of trouble; causing trouble.
- adj. full of trouble
- From Old French troubleus, corresponding to trouble + -ous. (Wiktionary)
“We live in troublous and trying times -- the world is full of horrors and the great thing about our age is that you can now see most of them right at home on television.”
“We live, Mr. Chairman, in troublous and trying times.”
“We are in troublous waters, and the man who is abdicating his citizenship or not supporting his private and business interests today comes mighty near being a modern traitor.”
“She would have explained to him that even if his dinner had not been quite satisfactory, he was lucky to get anything in troublous times like these; she would have told him that if, having to eat poor meals was all the discomfiture that came his way, he was getting off light and easy.”
“Suppose we all clear out, so Nat can cut upstairs if he wants to," proposed Franz, and led the way to the barn, their refuge in troublous times.”
“In times of peace we should learn ourselves, and teach others, that which in troublous times both they and we must practise.”
“While his enemies sought to destroy him, he quitted the place; to teach us in troublous times to shift for our own safety; but see here,”
“The grace of faith is a sovereign cordial, and an effectual antidote against fainting-fits in troublous times.”
“But this is our comfort, that God will carry on his own work, will build up his Jerusalem, will beautify it, will fortify it, even in troublous times; nay, the troublousness of the times may by the grace of God contribute to the advancement of the church.”
“The street shall be built again, as spacious and splendid as ever it was, and the walls, even in troublous times.”
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