Examples of thorny in a Sentence
stay out of the thorny brambles unless you want a ton of scratches
Recent Examples of thorny from the Web
As the play pauses to consider these thorny questions, offering variations on the theme of guardianship and neglect, the plot gets a case of the doldrums.
Qatar and Turkey, the UAE and Egypt, and Saudi Arabia represent three different positions on this thorny question.
Given the unique nature of the material Northern Sky produces – family friendly and inclusive while nevertheless musically sophisticated and frequently taking on thorny themes – losing these musicals would be an incalculable blow to Wisconsin.
While there hasn't been much progress, both governments have already been negotiating on thorny issues like human rights, fugitives and repatriations for Americans who had their property seized after the revolution.
Among them is raising the debt ceiling to avoid defaulting on the nation’s bills, always a thorny political lift.
Putting aside the thorny question of the extent to which his music informs the lyrics, Dylan remains the rare singer whose work is worth reading on the page.
The competing demands of progress and preservation are the primary tensions animating the project of modernizing a city whose greatest asset is its rich and often thorny cultural heritage.
The former dictator leaves behind a thorny legacy, marked by corruption, hostile foreign relations, and brutality.
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First Known Use of thorny
before 12th century
THORNY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thorny for English Language Learners
: having a lot of thorns
: very difficult or complicated
THORNY Defined for Kids
Definition of thorny for Students
1 : full of or covered with thorns
2 : full of difficulties a thorny situation
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