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Definition of "with difficulty" []

  • Being difficult to do the action. (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "with difficulty" in a sentence
  • "In the advance on Fort Duquesne, Brigadier General John Forbes made his way like Braddock before him with difficulty over the mountains, divided his force and, with 2,500 picked men, pushed on for the assault."
  • "Bits of board, straw, old decayed barrels and boxes, garnished the ground in all directions; and three or four ferocious-looking dogs, roused by the sound of the wagon-wheels, came tearing out, and were with difficulty restrained from laying hold of Tom and his companions, by the effort of the ragged servants who came after them."
  • "As for Jim O'Malley, he was with difficulty kept from illuminating the grave with electricity."