English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "adverse"

Mexico's economy has been adversely affected by the recession in the UAdverse weather conditions are making it difficult for rescuers to reach a sinking ship off the coast of British Columbia.

Mexico's economy has been adversely affected by the recession in the U.S.

The governor has received a great deal of adverse publicity as a result of the scandal.

This medicine is good for treating high blood pressure, but can also have some adverse effects, such as light-headedness.

He has faced a great deal of adversity in his lifetime, but has always overcome even the most difficult challenge.

Even the President's adversaries admired his skills as a politician.

According to a recent study, over 100,000 Americans die each year from adverse reactions to prescription drugs.

The climb up the mountain had to be abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.

There is a very adversarial relationship between management and labor in this company.

The children didn't seem to be too adversely affected by their parents' divorce.

The political system in this country is quite adversarial and leaves little room for compromise among opposing parties.

Despite what many people think, coffee doesn't help to sober up a drunk person, and may actually increase the adverse effects of alcohol.

The coach warned his players not to take their adversaries too lightly because even the weakest team can surprise you.

A Chinese proverb observes that happiness is like a sunbeam which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain in the spring.

An English proverb notes that in times of prosperity friends will be plenty, but in times of adversity not one in twenty.

An Ethiopian proverb suggests, Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.

A Dutch proverb advises, In prosperity caution, in adversity patience.

A Welsh proverb observes that adversity comes with instruction in his hand.

William A. Ward once suggested that adversity causes some men to break, and others to break records.

Horace once stated that adversity reveals genius, whereas prosperity conceals it.

Mark Twain once said, By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity - another man's I mean.

Billy Graham once noted that comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Marcus Tullius Cicero once remarked that friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its grieves and anxieties.

Former President Gerald Ford once said, I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember.

Anne Bradstreet once noted that if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

John Churton Collins once claimed that in prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.

Discussion question: Is adversity a requirement for a strong character?


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