from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
- noun Mental or emotional unhappiness or distress.
- noun A cause or source of suffering.
- noun Informal A physical ache or ailment.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
- noun A state of grievous affliction or unhappiness; mental or physical suffering; wretchedness.
- noun Any afflictive or depressed condition; want of the means of livelihood; destitution: as, the burning of the factory caused much misery among the poor.
- noun A seated pain or ache; an acute local ailment: as, to have a misery in the teeth, or a misery in the side or back.
- noun That which makes miserable; a cause or source of affliction; misfortune; calamity: generally in the plural.
- noun Miserliness; penuriousness.
- noun Synonyms Affliction, Grief, Sorrow, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
- noun Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
- noun obsolete Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Great
unhappiness; extreme painof body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
- noun Cause of misery;
Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
- noun a feeling of intense unhappiness
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Living in misery is no solution even McCain has moved on. —
This was very barbarous and inhuman; even an enemy, in misery, is to be pitied and not trampled upon.
And don't rule out that your misery is your girlfriend herself.
The fact that under those conditions more than 10%, much less 45%, are willing to vote for the guy who has the same positions that got us into this misery is a testimony to the media's failure in analyzing policy rather than covering elections as sports matches.
But much of the Northern Virginia misery is the result of Virginia STATE government — power has been tightly concentrated in Richmond since at least the Byrd Machine and Richmond thinks Northern Virginia is a cash cow whose taxes should go to build roads elsewhere in the state.
As Katrina proved, their poverty makes them a public safety hazard, a health hazard, and a crime hazard to ALL of us — not to mention the fact that their misery is a shame unto us all.
Both knew that Lord Denno was not happy about their sojourns at court and wished to put off as long as possible any mention of the approach of what he called his misery of loneliness.
Still ahead here, Senator Kerry measures what he calls the misery of the middle class.
He saw what he called the misery of peace, unless the utmost vigilance and prudence were exerted; and he expressed, in bitter terms, his proper indignation at the manner in which the mob of London welcomed the French general who brought the ratification saying, "that they made him ashamed of his country."
The pride of the poor people is infinitely great, and exceeded by nothing but their poverty, in some parts, which adds to that which I call their misery; and I must needs think the savages of America live much more happy than the poorer sort of these, because as they have nothing, so they desire nothing; whereas these are proud and insolent and in the main are in many parts mere beggars and drudges.
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