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hardship

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something that is a cause for suffering or special effort especially in the attainment of a goal
  • working two jobs was a hardship he was willing to endure to get out of debt

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The first known use of hardship was in the 13th century

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“Hardship.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hardship. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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