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Sample sentences for the GRE study word adversity

adversity can be used as a noun

1.Had the hour of adversity come Passepartout was as much excited as if the twenty thousand pounds were to come from his own pocket. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
2.steadfast Disposed was, this humble creature, Th' adversity of fortune all t' endur. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.fountain Thou hast more ruth on our adversity Than in this world might any tongue tel. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4.She had always been exposed completely naked to the sharp wind of adversity now it seemed to her she was clothed. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.parishioners Benign he was, and wonder diligent, And in adversity full patient And such he was y-proved often sithes. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.And this Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
8.mirth, delight Whereas these bachelors singen "Alas" When that they find any adversity In love, which is but childish vanity. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.For she is foster'd in her nourishing More tenderly, and, to my supposing, She mighte not adversity endure As could a poore foster'd creature.. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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