Definitions of tribulation

  1. Severe affliction or distress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Severe affliction: distress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Affliction; distress. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Affliction; distress; suffering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. That which occasions distress or vexation; severe affliction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for tribulation

  1. Now, my desire, which was to liberate my father and his fellows in tribulation I knew pure, and had no fear of the sequel, as is declared: Fear nought so much as Fear itself; for arm'd with Fear the Foe Finds passage to the vital part, and strikes a double blow. – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  2. It is not to ministers only that tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte