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
In a response to one of her commenters, Lee did mention potentially trying alternative methods to finally get her rainbow baby.
The road is a little more trying than being in the studio.
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.
While UConn receives more money annually from the American Athletic Conference than any other program (more than $10.5 million in the 2015-16 fiscal year), the Huskies remain on the trying side of a widening gulf.
Sold out and there's still like 100 more trying to get in.
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.
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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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