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
The investigations seem certain to create additional diplomatic headaches in the months to come as the two countries also are dealing with other thorny issues, including Syria and North Korea.
The others cases just involve access — another thorny issue in Japan, where there is no concept of joint custody.
Meanwhile, President Trump tasked his son-in-law with just about every thorny issue facing his administration, from rewriting U.S. trade agreements to solving the opioid epidemic to brokering peace in the Middle East.
The thorny issue of consolidating the many fire departments in St. Tammany Parish reared its head at Thursday night's (July 13) Parish Council meeting, drawing a crowd of firefighters opposed to any such notion.
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.
True detectives — the kind who are paid to investigate and aren’t eligible for Emmys — don’t generally get moments like that, much less the opportunity to pursue a single, thorny case for years at a time, following every possible lead to the end.
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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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