Definition of Tribulation

1. Noun. An annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event. "A visitation of the plague"

Exact synonyms: Trial, Visitation
Generic synonyms: Affliction
Specialized synonyms: Fire
Derivative terms: Try, Tribulate, Visit



Definition of Tribulation

1. n. That which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction.

Definition of Tribulation

1. Proper noun. (Christianity) A relatively short period of time before the second coming where believers will experience worldwide persecution and be purified and strengthened by it. ¹

2. Noun. Any adversity; a trying period or event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tribulation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Tribulation

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1. Dictionary of the Apostolic Church by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, John Chisholm Lambert (1918)
"In 2 Co I4 74, where AV has ' tribulation' RV has 'affliction ... St. Paul writes to the Corinthians ' out of much tribulation and anguish of heart ' (2 Co ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XXIX How when tribulation cometh we must call upon, and bless God BLESSED be ... Lord, now am I in tribulation, and it is not well within my heart, ..."

3. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XXIX How when tribulation cometh we must call upon and bless God BLESSED be ... Lord, now am I in tribulation, and it is not well within my heart, ..."

4. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1847)
"... and so induce him to suffer be the safety of us all,—to follow our Captain a storm again, before we be aware. O! let us in suffering and tribulation, ..."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"Lord, now am I in tribulation, and it is not well within my heart, but I am sore vexed by the suffering which lieth upon me. And now, O dear Father, ..."

6. Jesus is Coming by William E. Blackstone (1908)
"Immediately After the Tribulation. In Mat. 24:29-31,2 the coming of the Son of Mant is said to be immediately after the Tribulation. ..."

7. Gesta Romanorum, Or, Entertaining Moral Stories: Invented by the Monks as a by Charles Swan (1824)
"OF Tribulation AND ANGUISH. IN the reign of the Emperor Conrad, there lived a certain Count called Leopold, who for some cause, fearing the indignation of ..."

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