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ˌtrɪb yəˈleɪ ʃəntribu·la·tion
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trial, tribulation, visitationnoun
an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
"his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
Any adversity; a trying period or event.
A relatively short period of time before the second coming where believers will experience worldwide persecution and be purified and strengthened by it.
Etymology: tribulation, from tribulacion, from tribulatio, from tribulare, from tribulum, from terere; see trite.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Persecution; distress; vexation; disturbance of life.
Etymology: tribulation, Fr.
Tribulation being present causeth sorrow, and being imminent breedeth fear. Richard Hooker, b. v.
The just shall dwell,
And after all their tribulations long,
See golden days, fruitful of golden deeds. John Milton.
His final remedy; and after life
Try’d in sharp tribulation, and refin’d
By faith, and faithful works. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.
Our church taught us to pray, that God would, not only in all time of our tribulation, but in all time of our wealth, deliver us. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
In Christian eschatology, the Great Tribulation (Ancient Greek: θλῖψις μεγάλη, romanized: thlîpsis megálē) is a period mentioned by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse as a sign that would occur in the time of the end.At Revelation 7:14, "the Great Tribulation" (Ancient Greek: τῆς θλῑ́ψεως τῆς μεγάλης, romanized: tês thlī́pseōs tês megálēs, lit. 'the great tribulation') is used to indicate the period spoken of by Jesus. Matthew 24: 21 and 29 uses tribulation (θλίβω) in a context denoting afflictions of those hard-pressed by siege and the calamities of war.
that which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trib-ū-lā′shun, n. severe affliction: distress. [L.,—tribulāre, -ātum, to afflict—tribulum, a sledge for rubbing out corn—terĕre, to rub.]
The numerical value of tribulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tribulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of tribulation in a Sentence
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.
Wise are they who have learned these truths Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished, and glorified through the furnace of tribulation.
In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.
In moments of trial and tribulation, some people will lead in the wrong direction, hopefully some people will lead in the right direction and that's what we're trying to do in Connecticut.
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- tribulations, tribulationFrench
- trioblaidScottish Gaelic
- trengsel, prøvelse, motgangNorwegian
- бедствие, горе, несчастье, бедаRussian
- bedrövelse, vedermödaSwedish
- sıkıntı, musibet, dert, çileTurkish
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