Definition of trying
: severely straining the powers of endurance a trying experience
Examples of trying in a Sentence
They have been through some trying times together.
He can be very trying at times.
Recent Examples of trying from the Web
Isherwood wrote to Bachardy in 1963, during one of their most trying years.
The family of Makeva Jenkins asks that their privacy be respected at this most trying time.
The last 17 months have been an extremely difficult and emotionally trying time for the Warmbier family.
The tip was from Ray Lewis, one of the greatest middle linebackers in NFL history, who met Marshall last July and told him the best way to rejuvenate his body after a string of painful and trying injuries was to get in the sand.
The Sounders, like other MLS teams, try to be as supportive as possible of national team duty, though the early call-in for USMNT players came at a trying time for them.
Your hands are full trying to stay with these guys as opposed to bringing in some unneeded drama or something.
But my mom and younger sister were always there for me through the trying times.
Fox's numbers come during a trying time for the network, which lost its top program host, Bill O'Reilly, last month amid sexual harassment allegations.
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First Known Use of trying
TRYING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trying for English Language Learners
: difficult to deal with
TRYING Defined for Kids
Definition of trying for Students
: hard to bear or put up with
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