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Examples of Adversity

Sentences with the noun Adversity

46 examples:

She carries on smiling even in the face of adversity.

Tom's courage in dealing with adversity is an inspiration to those around him.

The poor widow with her two young children - herself an orphan - struggled bravely for a while against the fearful tide of adversity.

Friends are known in adversity.
(Portuguese proverb)

Sweet are the uses of adversity.
(British proverb)

In prosperity think of adversity.
(Dutch proverb)

True friends are tested in adversity.
(Latin proverb)

Hope is our only comfort in adversity.
(Latin proverb)

A man will show his true colours in adversity.
(African proverb)

Be frugal in prosperity, fear not in adversity.
(Chinese proverb)

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.

Pride in prosperity turns to misery in adversity.
(English proverb)

He who swells in prosperity will shrink in adversity.
(Romanian proverb)

When you're enjoying prosperity, be wary of adversity.
(Sicilian proverb)

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
(Og Mandino)

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
(Abu Bakr)

Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.
(Napoleon Hill)

I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
(Richard Marx)

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.
(American proverb)

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
(Charles Caleb Colton)

He that considers in prosperity; will be less afflicted in adversity.
(Turkish proverb)

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
(George Santayana)

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
(Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

There is always opportunity in adversity.
(Forbes - Business, )

Roger William knows something about victory through adversity.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs didn't flinch in the face of adversity.
(The New York Times - Pro-Football, )

Broncos linebacker appears like his old self physically and mentally after 2013 adversity.
(USA Today - Sports, )

That cool, calm composure in the face of adversity. Fondness for caves and living off cliff faces.
(The Independent - People, )

Worcester would have an embarrassment but for their best player’s extraordinary contribution in adversity.
(The Independent - Sport, )

Only time will tell whether Rory McIlroy's gutsy response to adversity on Friday will prove the starting point to a long overdue revival.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

This biography of Svetlana Alliluyeva reveals a headstrong survivor and petty tyrant whose every brush with adversity seemed to make her tougher.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

The Canadian men’s downhillers are ready to roll at Lake Louise this weekend, hoping to put the adversity of a rash of injuries behind the team.
(CBC Sports in CBC Sports, )

Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research and UCL found the risk of early death increases with the level of adversity.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Leicester City’s defiance in the face of adversity and the spirit of an occasion which was supposed to represent hope and healing was simply too much to bear.
(The Independent - Football, )

On screen, she is the BBC’s ice queen, an unflappable performer with a hard-earned reputation for remaining cool, calm and even coquettish in the face of adversity.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Fabian Delph will lead Aston Villa into the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday: a symbol of triumph over adversity and a shining example of how loyalty is rewarded.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

A comeback win, an incredible individual effort or a gutsy, inspirational shunning of adversity can all make for the big, shiny thumbtacks on a team’s map through its season.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

This backdrop of adversity can only have added to the immense joy experienced by Britain's Bryony Shaw when, against all expectations, she finished third and took the bronze medal.
(The Independent - Health & Families, )

MATT LAWTON: It is some journey Darren Fletcher has been on; the reason why he has been honoured with the Ian Wooldridge Award; a recognition of his courage, his triumph over adversity.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

And such was his battling character, making light of his repeated setbacks, that the full extent of his triumph over adversity did not emerge till he was coaxed into telling his life story at the age of 79.
(The Independent - People, )

The notion of treading the path to glory again – perhaps just one more time – has an unmatched resonance, demanding as it inevitably does the overcoming of adversity and a determination to show the world and perhaps yourself that you still have what it takes.
(The Independent - Cricket, )

Brendan Rodgers may baulk at the comparison with Roy Hodgson, because it compromises a basic belief and challenges the sacred code of mutual respect, but it is a revealing exercise at the start of a potentially pivotal week in which he must prove he can manage in adversity.
(The Independent - Football, )

In fact, at a quick 82 minutes, this straight-arrow family comedy about a day when misfortune comes to visit and stays awhile goes down relatively painlessly if one considers the repetitive nature of the pranks and pitfalls and the predictable message about family togetherness prevailing over adversity; just think, gang, we could be living in Syria.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )


1 example:

But what if you could transcend this “fight-or-flight” reaction and uncover a third way that could empower you to see adversity as an opportunity for personal and collective growth?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Face adversity with courage.

Adversity is the best school.

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.

Adversity strengthens the foundations.

We must learn to meet adversity gracefully.

Despite adversity, the architect achieved worldwide fame.

In the end, he also faltered in the face of great adversity.

Despite adversity, the ingenious man achieved worldwide fame.

They must have struggled against adversity from their early days.

Adversity brings wisdom.
(Vietnamese proverb)

Adversity is a stimulus.
(James Broughton)

Adversity has no friends.
(American proverb)

Adversity flatters no man.
(American proverb)

Adversity makes a man wise.
(French proverb)

By courage I repel adversity.

A stout heart tempers adversity.
(Dutch proverb)

Adversity and loss make a man wise.
(Welsh proverb)

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
(English proverb)

Adversity does best discover virtue.
(American proverb)

Adversity is the first path to truth.

There is no education like adversity.
(American proverb)

Adversity is the foundation of virtue.
(Japanese proverb)

Adversity is the touchstone of virtue.
(British proverb)

Adversity makes men wise but not rich.
(John Ray)

He who does not tire, tires adversity.
(French proverb)

Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
(French proverb)

In adversity is when friendship is proven.
(Portuguese proverb)

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
(Horace in Odes)

Adversity comes with instruction in his hand.
(Welsh proverb)

In prosperity caution, in adversity patience.
(Dutch proverb)

In the hour of adversity be not without hope.
(Persian proverb)

Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
(Lois McMaster Bujold in A Civil Campaign, )

Prosperity makes freinds, adversity tries them.
(Romanian proverb)

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
(Publilius Syrus)

Adversity brings knowledge, and knowledge wisdom.
(Welsh proverb)

Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot.
(English proverb)

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

Prosperity discovers vices, and adversity virtue.
(English proverb)

Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.

Fire is the test of gold; adversity of friendship.
(Romanian proverb)

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
(Victor Marie Hugo)

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
(Seneca in Epistles)

I consider adversity being good sometimes you know.
(Brett Favre)

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
(William Hazlitt)

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
(Rose Kennedy)

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
(Ben Jonson)

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.
(William Samuel Johnson)

Adversity cause some men to break others to break records.
(William Arthur Ward)

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
(Ben Jonson)

By courage I repel adversity.
(Adversa Virtute Repello)

In time of prosperity consider how you will bear adversity.
(Latin proverb)

You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.
(Golda Meir)

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
(William Arthur Ward)

Prosperity gets followers, but adversity distinguishes them.
(English proverb)

Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.
(Tom Cochrane)

Prosperity improves one's personality, adversity cripples it.
(Kashmiri proverb)

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Give advice; if people don't listen, let adversity teach them.
(Ethiopian proverb)

In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
(James Burgh)

Neighbours bring comfort in adversity but only envy in success.
(Irish proverb)

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
(Mark Twain)

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.

In prosperity our friends know us in adversity we know our friends.
(Churton Collins)

It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.
(Traditional proverb)

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
(John Churton Collins)

Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
(Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
(John Churton Collins)

Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.
(Ethiopia proverb)

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.
(Robert James Waller)

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
(Henry Fielding)

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
(Mark Twain)

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
(King Solomon)

You need to first experience adversity, before you can handle high praise.
(Sicilian proverb)

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
(Zig Ziglar)

Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were.
(American proverb)

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.
(Rosalind Russell)

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
(Anne Bradstreet)

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
(Billy Graham)

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
(William Shakespeare)

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

We become wiser by adversity prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
(Jean Jacques Rousseau)

Adversity has become the New Normal.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Adversity does make strange bedfellows at times.
(The Independent - Education, )

The risk is independent of other childhood adversity.
(Science Daily - News, )

The people of Madagascar, surviving adversity with a smile.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity.
(Richard Simon in Los Angeles Times - National News, )

In Spain, out of economic pain and adversity, opportunity is emerging.
(CNN - World Business, )

GRAHAM HUNTER: They say that only in adversity can you truly know a man.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Anytime you can put adversity in a headline, it’s bound to increase clicks.
(Forbes - Technology, )

First Minister Carwyn Jones says Wales stood together when it faced adversity in 2012.
(BBC News - Politics, )

The adversity faced by J.P. Morgan over the past year offers opportunity for investors.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

The Seahawks are among NFL players who help kids overcome adversity in new documentary.
(USA Today - NFL, )

When you face adversity you either throw in the towel quickly or keep on fighting the issue.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Steve Jobs inspires me because he faced tremendous adversity in his life, but he never gave up.
(Forbes - Technology, )

She has come to realize it is through the trials and adversity that one’s character is forged.
(The Vancouver Sun - Life, )

Boston, down -2 in Stanley Cup Final, has faced its share of adversity in its up-and-down season.
(Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

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