misery


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Synonyms for misery

Synonyms for misery

a state of prolonged anguish and privation

a sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury

Synonyms for misery

a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

a feeling of intense unhappiness

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And then came the frightening thought that she had to conceal her misery as well as to bear it, in this dreary daylight that was coming.
She confined herself, or tried to confine herself, to the simple, indubitable family misery which must envelop all, if it were indeed a matter of certified guilt and public exposure.
He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery.
He walked up Piccadilly, dragging his club-foot, sombrely drunk, with rage and misery clawing at his heart.
And so they remained for many minutes, opposite each other, far apart, in silence; Will's face still possessed by a mute rage, and Rosamond's by a mute misery.
I should die of misery and fright and loneliness in this awful jungle.
He accepted it as unhappiness and misery, and had no more explanation for it than for the crushing of the paw.
Still many masters tried to enforce the law, and the land was soon filled not only with hunger and misery, but with a fierce class hatred between master and man.
The "Thebais" seems to have begun with the origin of the fatal quarrel between Eteocles and Polyneices in the curse called down upon them by their father in his misery.
Yes, I said; but small and great are comparative terms, and all these things, in the misery and evil which they inflict upon a State, do not come within a thousand miles of the tyrant; when this noxious class and their followers grow numerous and become conscious of their strength, assisted by the infatuation of the people, they choose from among themselves the one who has most of the tyrant in his own soul, and him they create their tyrant.
Thus you are often driven by necessity itself into a state of shame and misery, which unavoidably ends in the destruction of both body and soul.
It was comparative, a period of less misery slipped in between a past of great miseries and a future of great miseries.
I want to say that we can't go on like this; that this is misery.
I said in one of my letters, my dear Margaret, that I should find no friend on the wide ocean; yet I have found a man who, before his spirit had been broken by misery, I should have been happy to have possessed as the brother of my heart.
My father, who was very ancient, had given me a competent share of learning, as far as house-education and a country free school generally go, and designed me for the law; but I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea; and my inclination to this led me so strongly against the will, nay, the commands of my father, and against all the entreaties and persuasions of my mother and other friends, that there seemed to be something fatal in that propensity of nature, tending directly to the life of misery which was to befall me.