Definition of distress in English:
- Considerable social stigma is associated with infection, which may cause psychological distress in the sufferer.
- Caring for people experiencing mental distress is often complex and challenging.
- They say that the school didn't protect her and that she's suffering emotional distress.
- Three Kingfisher pilots searching for ships in distress radioed they had spotted life rafts in the stormy Atlantic.
- Tasks undertaken have included searches, medical evacuations, and providing aid to ships and boats in distress.
- Aaron continued telling anyone who was listening how the freighter ship Charybdis was in distress.
- A National Grid spokesman said today that the company did not wish to cause any distress or financial hardship to Mrs Craven.
- By one estimate, medical expenses are the primary cause of financial distress for 40 percent of those struggling to hold on to their homes.
- It also noted that another operational consequence of BWIA's financial distress was the long delay in regaining Category 1 status.
- No significant differences between the various groups were found when the incidence of acute fetal distress was analyzed.
- Researchers first assumed startles were needed to arouse an infant beginning to experience respiratory distress.
- Additional and more serious symptoms include eye infections, acute respiratory distress, and pneumonia.
- On 22nd July 2003 the father employed bailiffs to levy distress on Ash Waste in respect of £2,857 allegedly owed as rent.
- W. Toronto changed locks and posted bailiff notice of distress.
- Payments were not made under the LO and bailiffs were instructed to levy distress but were unsuccessful.
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- Lt. Col. Patterson said he was distressed at the news.
- I was distressed by this news; if not at Yale, then where?
- As a resident of Alastrean House in Aberdeenshire, I am distressed by the recent news that the house is threatened with closure.
- So, I hereby grant you permission to paint that table, to distress it, to weather it, to paint it pink and stencil flowers around the edge if that pleases you.
- The surface of the table has become distressed by time. There would be no space beneath such a thing to languish.
- I use anything that is available to create a texture, make a mark, reflect light, distress the surface, etc.
district from early 17th century:
A district was originally the territory under the jurisdiction of a feudal lord. The word is from French, from medieval Latin districtus which meant ‘the constraining and restraining of offenders’ indicating the right to administer justice in a given area. It goes back to Latin distringere ‘hinder, detain’, found also in distress (Middle English), and its shortened form stress (Middle English).
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