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5890 examples of distress in sentences

Ring the bell, will you, Dick." "Please don't distress yourself, Miss Tredworth," Mr. Morriston entreated her as he crossed to the bell.

Major Freeman forbore to distress the girl by any further questioning.

I feel, I know, that you can relieve the distress of this miserable mother and devoted sister.

A real, deep, tender feeling will prompt one to do all he can to alleviate distress or add to the world's joy.

My dear, did you really find that your 'trouble' was of your own making, and did you really change ANYTHING except your own amount of distress during the process of disintegration?

And oftimes the vivacious and angelic Duchess of Devonshire, whose bloom had not then suffered from the canker-worm of pecuniary distress, created by the luxury of charity!

She was very young and her distress was obvious.

"Yes, I am hit here," he answered, and added, as I fell on my knees beside him and began to tear the clothing from the wound, "but do not distress yourself, Stewart.

"Didn't you send up signals of distress?"

Probably it was his neglect to make signals of distress that had aroused the suspicions of the Captain of the Port.

"It's very unusual for him to send out torpedo-boats to help a vessel in distress.

And I saw that he was in deep distress, and that mention of his ailing wife had aroused within him bitter thoughts.

In the mean time the besieged city began to suffer the distress of famine.

"You distress me!

I fear he thinks I am a damsel in distress.

The triumviral armies were in great distress, and every day increased their losses.

For some distance Varus was allowed to move on, only harassed by slight skirmishes, but struggling with difficulty through the broken ground, the toil and distress of his men being aggravated by heavy torrents of rain, which burst upon the devoted legions, as if the angry gods of Germany were pouring out the vials of their wrath upon the invaders.

And you will see good days; for all days will seem good to you, even those which seem to the world bad days of affliction and distress.

Why relieve distress which fresh accidents may bring back again to-morrow, with all its miseries?

In some few of the principal roads, as from Tenterden hither, there was a stone causeway, about three feet wide, for the accommodation of horse and foot passengers; but there was none further on till near Bethersden, to the great distress of travellers.

"What'll we do?" asked Patsy, in distress.

His losing the stolen money in the hollow of a tree, and finding it again when he was in despair, and then being in equal distress at not knowing how to dispose of it, and several similar touches in the early history of the Colonel, evince a deep knowledge of human nature, and putting out of question the superior romantic interest of the latter, in my mind very much exceed "Crusoe."

Mr Cobden's Speech 227 Speech of the Earl of Derby 253 Songs of Distress chiefly written during the Cotton Famine PREFACE

Amongst such there must be many touching cases of distress which do not come to light, even by accident.

To meet such cases, it is pleasant to learn, however, as I did, that there is a large amount of private benevolence at work in Blackburn, industriously searching out the most deserving cases of distress.

Sempronius and every one of these mercenary lords to whom Timon applied in their turn, returned the same evasive answer or direct denial; even Ventidius, the redeemed and now rich Ventidius, refused to assist him with those five talents which Timon had not lent but generously given him in his distress.

No cold was too intense for him to brave should they be in distress.

We are in great distress at Thorscholera, I fear.

cried Don Camillo, shocked at this exhibition of distress in one so stern by nature.

"And, Jones, when you are there, you can inquire of the servants; mind, of the servantsI would not distress Mrs. Ives for the world; how Mr. Mr.what's his nameOh!I have forgotten his name; just bring me his name too, Jones; and, as it may make some difference in our party, just find out how long they stay; andand- any other little thing, Jones, which can be of use, you know.

In the former, it was pure philanthropy; the same feeling urged him to seek out and relieve distress in humble life; while in the latter it was love of station and seemliness.

I am an army in distress.

Then seeing the real distress on the timid old face, the girl's mood softened.

The girl's quick eyes travelled downward, noting the increased signs of deterioration with something like distress.

It was driven by two ladies, who, on our making a signal of distress to them, immediately whipped up with evident alarm, and disappeared in a flash.

So much excitement, so much mental distress and bodily fatigue in so short a time, had occasioned a severe shock to his system, and he rallied from it but slowly.

On the other side of the opening he heard a hoarse sound of distress, then a scrambling noise, and then Jasper's nose was pushed through against his hand.

At last his work was nearly completed, but the gruff sounds of distress from the frightened mule had ceased.

One article of furniture after another was reluctantly sacrificed, or some little comfort abridged, until, at the end of months of degradation and absolute distress, their bare board was spread within bare walls, and it became necessary to beg, to starve, or to remove.

All I wish for, is the power of relieving the lame, the blind, the sick, and the industrious poor, and those whom accident has made so, or sudden distress reduced.

I only wanted him to please my wife; she will be very much disappointed, as she has his wife washing for her, and she will be in great distress at parting with her husband.

There is many a poor slave that has fallen a victim to this kind of barbarity, with no eye to witness his distress but his heavenly Father's.

And as I said, fair maid, you have done well, In your distress, to seek this holy place.

See these hard stones, how fast small rivulets Issue from them, though they seem issueless, And wet-eyed woe on everything is view'd, Save in thy face, that smil'st at my distress.

By the beauty of thy face, By the joy of thy embrace, By the rapture of thy kiss, And thy body's sweetnesses, Miracle of loveliness, Comfort me in my distress!

Miracle of loveliness, Comfort me in my distress!"

" The next day she went to her friend's house and told her distress.

Yes; if the dear God does not take Pity upon him, in his distress, And work a miracle! Gottlieb.

though within The circuit of your walls there lies No habitation free from sin, And all its nameless miseries; The aching heart, the aching head, Grief for the living and the dead, And foul corruption of the time, Disease, distress, and want, and woe, And crimes, and passions that may grow Until they ripen into, crime!

Such a course would have left them at the king's mercy, and the prelates wavered in their sore distress.

The distress on her face restored his normal self-command more quickly than any words.

" He was gone, leaving Mrs. Lorimer to pace up and down his study in futile distress of mind.

A smaller man than Crowther might have been at a loss to deal with such distress, but Crowther was ready.

Like an overwhelming torrent her distress came upon her, caught her tempestuously, swept her utterly from her own control, tossed her hither and thither, flung her at last into a place of deep, deep silence, where, still kneeling with head bowed low, she became conscious, strangely, intimately conscious, of the presence of God.

It is true that the tangle in which I was involved, appeared more threatening and complicated than ever, but one gets so used to sitting on a powder mine that the situation was gradually ceasing to distress me.

Some of us have seen that happen, many have heard of it; few can think without real sympathy of such mortal suffering and distress.

"Gar'ner," it said, imploringly, "if you have any feelin' for a fellow-creatur' in distress, warm me up with one swallow of that coffee!

In her distress Dorothea could not help admiring how he conquered this aversion; how he knelt in his spick-and-span evening dress, and, after turning back his ruffles, unlaced the prisoner's soaked shoe and rolled down the stocking.

My fortunes being no more than my distress; Upon what shore soever I am driven, Be it good or bad, I must account it heaven: Though married, I am reputed no wife, Neglected of my husband, scorn'd, despis'd:

Its hero is a knight; its characters are fair ladies in distress, warriors in armor, giants, dragons, enchanters, and various enemies of Church and State; and its emphasis is almost invariably on love, religion, and duty as defined by chivalry.

The end of tragedy is to instruct the mind, as well as move the passions; and where there are no shining sentiments, the mind may be affected, but not improved; and however prevalent the passion of grief may be over the heart of man, it is certain that he may feel distress in the acutest manner, and not be much the wiser for it.

In this, as in the former play, Mr. Rowe is guilty of a mis-nomer; for his Calista has not the least claim to be called the Fair Penitent, which would be better changed to the Fair Wanton; for she discovers not one pang of remorse till the last act, and that seems to arise more from the external distress to which she is then exposed, than to any compunctions of conscience.

On observing which, P. Crassus, a young man, who commanded the cavalryas he was more disengaged than those who were employed in the fightsent the third line as a relief to our men who were in distress.

And here, as it seemed to me, I did hit rightly at the true cause of her present secret distress; for at home as abroad she must still be acting a part, weighing her words, guarding her actsfor ever to be hiding of something from her dearest friendever denying him that confidence he appealed forever keeping a cruel, biting bond upon the most generous impulse of her heart, closing that heart when it was bursting to open to her dear mate.

A companion-piece to The Fatal Secret: or, Constancy in Distress.

The Fatal Secret: or, Constancy in Distress.

All that is in a Man's Power to do to advance his own Pomp and Glory, and forbears, is so much laid up against the Day of Distress; and Pity will always be his Portion in Adversity, who acted with Gentleness in Prosperity.

The remaining Part of this Dialogue is very obscure: There is something in it that would make us think Socrates hinted at himself, when he spoke of this Divine Teacher who was to come into the World, did not he own that he himself was in this respect as much at a Loss, and in as great Distress as the rest of Mankind.

But from me what can proceed But all corrupt Who can afterwards behold the Father of Mankind extended upon the Earth, uttering his midnight Complaints, bewailing his Existence, and wishing for Death, without sympathizing with him in his Distress?

thy gentle Looks, thy Aid, Thy Counsel, in this uttermost Distress, My only Strength, and Stay!

When this Passion is represented by Writers, it is common with them to endeavour at certain Quaintnesses and Turns of Imagination, which are apparently the Work of a Mind at ease; but the Men of true Taste can easily distinguish the Exertion of a Mind which overflows with tender Sentiments, and the Labour of one which is only describing Distress.

Whence thou return'st, and whither went'st, I know; For God is also in Sleep, and Dreams advise, Which he hath sent propitious, some great Good Presaging, since with Sorrow and Heart's Distress Wearied

" "Mother, dear mother," cried Amabel, flinging herself on her knees before her, "I implore you not to add to my father's present distress.

It was a sublime spectacle, and, in spite of his distress, filled him with admiration and astonishment.

"Come, come, Mr. Claridge," Hewitt said more placably, for he had gained his point; "don't distress yourself, and don't attempt to deceive meyou can't, I assure you.

That in distress she crawl'd for aid to you?

A poor negro man was lying upon a couch, apparently in great distress; a more miserable object can hardly be conceived.

Their yearnings over human distress are so intense, that they beg the privilege of performing all operations, and furnishing all the medical attention needed, gratis, feeling that the relief of misery is its own reward!!!

Such a state of things, in a country professing to be moral and christian, is a disgrace to human nature and is well calculated, to induce those abroad unacquainted with our general habits and feelings, to regard the morals of our people in no very enviable light; and does more to injure and weaken our political institutions than years of pecuniary distress.

Very early in the Middle Ages the faith spread among mariners, and others exposed to the dangers of the sea, that the Lady of Roc-Amadour had great power to help them when in distress.

But," he added, seeing the tears streaming down my cheeks, "I will not distress you by dwelling on the misery you have occasioned her.

The mother, in her distress and anxiety, caught at a hope as an assurance which the daughter could not feel.

Through all its distress her heart exulted in the thought that he was faithful in his service to suffering humanity, even when love itself beckoned him away.

No experience of their individual lives had ever presented such a daily ordeal of physical distress; none had ever been so devastating to hope and spirit.

If mental distress and physical discomfort can constitute vengeance Ben was already avenged.

In spite of all his endeavours, the tears gushed from the young man's eyes, and the Commodore, perceiving his distress, made a last effort and consoled him in these words: "Swab the spray from your bowsprit, my good lad, and coil up your spirits.

For some remedy to this evil, King James the First, by a bounty that became a good Christian prince, bestowed several forfeited lands on the northern bishoprics: But in all other parts of the kingdom, the Church continued still in the same distress and poverty; some of the sees hardly possessing enough to maintain a country vicar.

As to themselves, indeed, they find a large revenue in lands let at one quarter value, which consequently must be paid while there is a penny left among us; and, the public distress so little affects their interests, that their fines are now higher than ever, they content themselves to suppose that whatever a parish is said to be worth, comes all into the parson's pocket.

Sir Nicholas, moved to see the distress of his friend, turning to me, says he, "What can we do for him?"

Here a grand council of war was called, and several things were proposed, but as it always is in distress, people are most irresolute, so 'twas here.

It seemed to be a cry of distress, but he could not distinguish any words.

Their dismay would doubtless have been overwhelming had they been alone in that glory; even with numerous comrades in similar distress they displayed much awkwardness and self-consciousness.

But what a deplorable catastrophe!what a dire calamity!what an ironical mishap!' 'She means' began Mr. Purdie, noting his nephew's puzzled distress.

For, to a lover of Racine, the fact that English critics of Mr. Bailey's calibre can write of him as they do, brings a feeling not only of entire disagreement, but of almost personal distress.

She will often actually experience the physical pain and distress of the person, and will be able to indicate from what ailment the person is suffering.

He noted the very cast of the scenery, marked by a huge, perpendicular front of white-rock cliff; he saw the men cutting off what appeared to be tree-tops rising out of deep gulfs of snow; he distinguished the very features of the persons, and their look of peculiar distress.

Not having any acquaintance with any of the lost party, it was only by reason of the mental currents of distress so sent out that his attention was attracted.

" In many cases of clairvoyance of this kind, there is found to exist a strong connecting link of mutual interest or affection, over which flows the strong attention-arousing force of need or distress, which calls into operation the clairvoyant visioning.

" "Ah," he cried, with a gesture of distress.

" "Oh, dear Lady Carfax!" cried Dot in distress.