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84 Metaphors for troubles

"The trouble with the Nationalist movement," he insisted, "is lack of unity.

The only trouble she had was the extreme irritability of the optic nerve, which, though without inflammation of the eyes, sometimes confined her to a solitary chamber.

Now we of the army conclude, with prayer and tears, that these troubles are a penalty for our backslidings, conferences, compromises, and the like; that "if the Lord bring us back in peace," Charles Stuart, the Man of Blood, must be called to account.

Troubles are certainly a great advantage, if we manage them correctly.

His only trouble now, in the dull and lazy times of the juste milieu, is drowsiness.

Troubles, cares, are not these the money with which lovers pay for their pleasures?

Trouble, thy name is Woman!"

"His present trouble is nervous strain, aggravated by the unaccustomed confinement, and some mental excitement under which he is laboring.

His only trouble was the thought that perhaps the expedition of the Flying Legion had ended before it had really begun.

" "The trouble was," continued Godfrey, "that I didn't look for him so early in the day, and so he was able to send me on a wild-goose chase after a sensation that didn't exist.

One minor trouble both to Prometheus and Elenko was the affection they were naturally expected to manifest towards the carcase of the wretched eagle, which many identified with the eagle of the Evangelist John.

The trouble had been there no doubt, and if so, the yacht had probably come, or been brought near the island at high water, and at low tide

The trouble is Semyonov, the doctor.

The bottom trouble of the world in which we live is the enormous over-multiplication of our wants.

The states of this province furnished the model of the States-General; and the particular troubles which broke out in the provinces of Brittany and Dauphiny were the forerunners of those of the nation at large.

Indeed, the troubles in Jamaica had been the immediate cause of that resignation of the ministry in 1839 which has already been mentioned.

Trouble in the distance is a mighty skeery feller But wait until it reaches you afore you start to beller!

"The trouble of the superior man will be his own want of ability: it will be no trouble to him that others do not know him.

The trouble with having friends is the upkeep.

The only trouble was the necessity of walking on, of accompanying his embraces and protests of love with the incessant activity of walking.

"My only trouble with regard to pressing my court is the fact that my lovely Leah is never allowed outside her father's house, save in his company or that of his sisteran old maid of dour mien and sour disposition, who acts the part of a duenna with dog-like tenacity.

2 The essential trouble in our growing Labour disorder is the profound distrust which has grown up in the minds of the new generation of workers of either the ability or the good faith of the property owning, ruling and directing class.

"What's the matter with him, Jinks?" "Same old trouble, your Majesty.

Yet she looked as if trouble had been no stranger to her.

My troubles laid to rest, And truths which would disturb my peace, Are painful truths at best.

The chief trouble in the mind of Albert was not the probability of imprisonment, nor the overthrow of his educational schemesthough all of these were cups of bitterness.

Other Jamaican troubles of some note were a revolt in St. Mary's Parish in 1765, and a more general one in 1832 in which property of an estimated value of $1,800,000 was destroyed before the rebellion was put down at a cost of some $700,000 more.

Troubles there have been, disturbances, an expedition or twobut there's no real change.

He had already been married eight years, and his only trouble was a debt of twenty-four dollars, which the illness of his wife had caused him.

" "No trouble at all, Willit will be a regular picnic.

Those who were quarreling at that time and causing all the trouble were Trebellius and Dolabella: Antony did no wrong and was active in every way in our behalf, so much so that he was entrusted by us with guarding the city against those very men, and not only did this remarkable orator not oppose it (he was there) but even approved it.

The trouble was merely a slight astigmatism which bothered me only in reading or close inspection.

All this trouble among the peasants is his handiwork.

The main trouble that seems to come on the poor wretches is the icing up of their hindquarters; once the ice gets thoroughly into the coat the hind legs get half paralysed with cold.

ad sermon still seeking what sacrifice he may offer to his golden god, per fas et nefas, he cares not how, his trouble is endless, crescunt divitiae, tamen curtae nescio quid semper abest rei: his wealth increaseth, and the more he hath, the more he wants: like Pharaoh's lean kine, which devoured the fat, and were not satisfied.

How many people are blistered for spinal disease, or blanketed for rheumatism, when the real trouble is a little fiery spot of inflammation in the lining of the stomach!

Some of the plingers amongst this riff-raff must have recognized their mate, and thinking that the trouble was merely a case of a street beggar insulting a citizen, and noting that this one wore the hated uniform of a railroad manevery tough's sworn enemythey made common cause and the next moment Joe saw a heavy beer bottle descending upon his head, then all was darkness.

The war that brought a fortune to Jo Hertz, and transformed him, over night, from a baggy-kneed old bachelor, whose business was a failure, to a prosperous manufacturer whose only trouble was the shortage in hides for the making of his productleather!

Many have the feeling in their waking hours that the trouble they are aching with is, after all, only a dream,if they will rub their eyes briskly enough and shake themselves, they will awake out of it, and find all their supposed grief is unreal.

The troubles of the child, the broken toy, the slight from a friend, the failure of an expected holiday, are mole-hills to be sure, but in his circumscribed horizon they take an Alpine magnitude.

"Now the real trouble at the bottom of all this was the state in which Religion found itself.

The trouble with Dan ain't his woundit's his mind that's keepin' him low.

Only trouble isthere are so many different ways of spillin' the beans that we're takin' a chance no matter what we do.

" "My trouble ain't heart only," said Dan. "Stomach?" suggested Pete.

] Trouble with Sonny is thet he don't take nothin' on nobody's say-so, don't keer who it is.

Our greatest trouble in Vermont has been the wasteful scattering of each man's energies over a variety of tasks.

The second part is an allegory, in which the troubles of the seaman are symbols of the troubles of this life, and the call of the ocean is the call in the soul to be up and away to its true home with God.

A boy's troubles are always the fault of the other boy.

Then they began to think these troubles were punishments for doing wrong.

(In Dime store detective, Apr. 1939) ยฉ 3Mar39; B408540. Helga Greene (E); 13Dec66; R400568. Trouble is my business.

His one trouble was Mr. Purnip, that estimable gentleman, who seemed to have a weird gift of meeting him at all sorts of times and places, never making any allusion to his desertion, but showing quite clearly by his manner that he still hoped for the return of the wanderer.

The only trouble in her existence just then was her holiday-task, and that she steadily refused to relinquish unless her father gave her leave.

These troubles and distresses that you go through in these waters, are no sign that God hath forsaken you; but are sent to try you, whether you will call to mind that which heretofore you have received of his goodness, and live upon him in your distresses.

Only trouble isthere are so many different ways of spillin' the beans that we're takin' a chance no matter what we do.

The trouble with "Kappa's" particular public-school boy is his unlit imagination, the apathetic commonness of his attitude to life at large.

Worldly trouble is the tonic of the soul.

His troubles granted, one may easily concede his character, and his troubles are, mainly, no fanciful invention.

The poor little chap had been ailing half the winter, it seems, with indigestion and various aches, until the doctor told his mother that she must take him to the country and try a change, as he feared the trouble was chronic appendicitis; so the entire establishment has arrived to stay until the Newport season, and the boy's every movement is watched, weighed, and discussed.

On the contrary, these troubles and difficulties are strong antagonists pitted against us, and we may conquer them, if we will, in the Olympic game of life.

They never spent any time in pitying themselves; the trouble that alone ever clouded their sky, was the suffering of others.

This trouble in Chiltistan is your opportunity.

"Won't have a thing to do, will I?" CHAPTER XII TOM DUCKS TROUBLE To Tom Morse, sitting within the railed space that served for an office in the company store at Faraway, came a light-stepping youth in trim boots, scarlet jacket, and forage cap set at a jaunty angle.

I should not have given the Public or myself, the trouble of this Vindication, if my name had not been made use of by several persons, to whom I never lent it: one of which, a few days ago, was pleased to father on me, a new set of Predictions.

My only trouble is my increasing reluctance to rise in the morning.

The motor gave no trouble whatever, while the only trouble with tires was a single puncture caused by a spike when they tried to avoid a bad stretch of road by running on a railroad track.

The real trouble with the theme is its hopelessly prosaic ugliness.

Even when resolved to leave Streatham, her one great difficulty is the dread of parting with Johnson, and the pecuniary troubles are the solid and conclusive reason.

All the new troubles were the troubles of other people.

"When I cooked, the greatest trouble I had was gettin' away.

His first trouble was the having to do something in reference to his uncle.

" An even greater trouble was their sister Harriot, whose care was assumed in 1785, and who was a member of Washington's household, with only a slight interruption, till her marriage in 1796.

However, the trouble is, Barbara's as wild as a hawk, though I don't know where she got her wildness.

I have known her to attend at the bedside of a poor dying person when the doctor had told her that the trouble might be smallpox.

You see, the trouble hez always been thet befo' we could git any physic measured out, he come thoo.

The only trouble is the delay: a liquidation drags on so long.

One, more sagacious than the rest, said her trouble was of the mind, not the body, and a minister would be better than a doctor.

I got with the giant, who is a coward in his own right, and told him the only trouble about these great plantations in the south was the wild dogs that inhabited the mountains, that would not hesitate to attack a man if they got good and hungry, but there was no danger to him, because he was a good sprinter, and could outrun a jack rabbit.

His trouble was rheumatism, and the hot days were his best.

Our trouble from the first has been the channel to the harbor is well strewn with observation mines, which would certainly result in the sinking of one or more of our ships if we attempted to enter the harbor, and by the sinking of a ship the object of attempting to enter the harbor would be defeated by the preventing of further progress on our part.

I dare say it is mistaken vanity to suppose that if it was emptier I should do anything worthier of record in the political, literary, or educational lineand at all events it would be hard to find a happier or, I trust, more thankful heart than mine, my troubles being in fact the result of many blessings.

It is not meet that the dead come back, and should we permit it, great trouble may be our portion.

"I want you to tell me what the trouble is, Wabi," he demanded.

My trouble is comin' on!

The political troubles of France have been a hindrance hitherto to the attention of the Government to the Telegraph, but in the mean time I have gradually pushed forward the invention into the notice of the most influential individuals of France.