But with our own distempers and adversities it is altogether different.
Ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all adversities.
Why, her grief over the country's adversities must have cut her life short.
And he, a man of experience and adversities, was not the kind of man to be indifferent to her courtesy.
When loyalty itself is created, it finds itself beset by adversities.
In it we will drown our adversities, and in its fire consume our sorrows.
There the boy led the backwoods life, and struggled with all its adversities in his love of books, until he was nineteen.
A tender affection, cemented by their adversities, existed between James Stuart and his sons.
The old amiable submission to adversities had given place to an expression of petulance, of resentment, of cunning, of cowardice.
But evidently the sea represents the pleasures, and the hills and rocks the adversities, of life.
c.1200, aduersite "misfortune, hardship, difficulty," from Old French aversité "adversity, calamity, misfortune; hostility, wickedness, malice" (Modern French adversité), from Latin adversitatem (nominative adversitas) "opposition," from adversus (see adverse).