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di fuh kuhl tee

  • n  an effort that is inconvenient
    had difficulty walking
    finished the test only with great difficulty
  • n  a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
  • n  a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
  • n  the quality of being difficult
    they agreed about the difficulty of the climb

  • West Germany's Heinrich von Bren-tano put the difficulty in bold terms.
  • Most activities include three levels of difficulty, but even the lowest level isn't always a cakewalk (especially when someone is, shall we say, a bit rusty, as in my case).
  • Velu (Kamal Hasan) has trouble juggling his family life with his life-and-death mob "family"; Ratnam has no such difficulty blending melodrama and music, violence and comedy .
News & Articles

  • NEWS: Yarn Yoshi Status Discussed
    Takashi Tezuka gives a brief status update for the game including comments on difficulty. Nintendo's Takashi Tezuka has briefly spoken about the status of the Wii U Yoshi game, Yarn Yoshi, in a recent interview. His explanation of why the game was absent this week was that it is not in a state that Nintendo feels is ready to be shown. He also touched upon why Good-Feel was chosen as the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Nintendo World Report
  • Does Syria Mean the End of the Responsibility to Protect?
    The crisis underscores the difficulty of reconciling humanitarian ideals with geopolitical concerns.        
    June 13, 2013 - The Atlantic
  • 7 Reasons You Might Want to Go for Another Cup of Coffee
    Whether you call it java, joe, mud, or a cuppa, one hundred million of us drink coffee every day. Sixty percent of us say we have difficulty starting our day without coffee. It’s a $30 billion business here in the United States, and for good reason: Coffee drinkers love its taste (whether black or “light and sweet”), swear by its mind-sharpening attributes, and can attest to its addictive nature ...
    June 12, 2013 - Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  • Stephen Hadley in Reuters.uk
    He impressed me as a leader who wanted to be strong but was having difficulty figuring out how to do so,Hadley said in a text of the memo published by the Times.
  • John McCain in International Herald Tribune
    Meeting with voters in a factory, McCain said a citizen who had just lost a job "isn't suffering from a mental recession. America is in great difficulty. And we are experiencing enormous economic challenges as well as others,"
  • Barack Obama in National Post
    Difficulty is no excuse for complacency,said Mr. Obama. "Unease is no excuse for inaction. And we must not allow the perfect to become the enemy of progress."

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