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Difficult to endure
“The country's citizens are going through trying times due to an upheaval in government.”
Causing irritation or annoyance
“Even the most patient of us would find Peter's sanctimonious speeches a little trying after awhile.”
Present participle for to make an effort or attempt
“He didn't even try to listen to my side of the story.”
Present participle for to experiment or test
“I have seen a lot of therapists who try different kinds of treatment.”
Present participle for to give pain, affliction, or vexation to
“As it is, literally having to watch paint dry starts to sorely try the patience.”
Present participle for to bring before a judge
“The information is invalid and this Court has no jurisdiction to try the issue arising therefrom.”
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