difficult to bear

See: oppressive
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I always tried my best to beat Strickland, because he was a player who despised the opponent he vanquished; his exultation in victory made defeat more difficult to bear.
Before leaving the convent of the Carmelites, Henrietta had desired her daughter to attend her at the palace, which she had inhabited for a long time and which she had only left because their poverty seemed to them more difficult to bear in gilded chambers.
That she loved him made the thing doubly difficult to bear, yet he knew that he could have done nothing less than he did do that night within the little railway station in the far Wisconsin woods.
But I found the sparkle of her black eyes as she sat down for a moment opposite me while I was having my drink rather difficult to bear.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.
She said: "It is difficult to bear responsibility for those daughters remaining when you feel you cannot carry on without the one we have lost.
Apart from the feeling of life collapsing around them as they receive the news of a loved one being seriously sick, the thought that treatment might not save the person's life makes things even more painful and difficult to bear.
Yet those Confederates, once jubilant at having routed the Union troops at Chickamauga and driven them back into the apparent trap of Chattanooga's trenches, found their own circumstances increasingly difficult to bear.
Seren is known as the Little Mermaid because of her long locks so the thought of losing them was difficult to bear.
The Confederates, once jubilant at having routed the Federals at Chickamauga and driven them back into the apparent trap of Chattanooga's trenches, found their own circumstances increasingly difficult to bear.
Even though I didn't know him it was so difficult to bear the news," she said.
amp;nbsp;Unfortunately, the low portions were difficult to bear.