hard to cope with

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Whatever might be the supernatural influences among these mountains, the travellers found their physical difficulties hard to cope with. They made repeated attempts to find a passage through or over the chain, but were as often turned back by impassable barriers.
Summary: Aurangabad (Maharashtra) [India], June 2 (ANI): As the state is struggling hard to cope with the challenges emerging out of 'drought-like situations' due to lack of rains, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil on Sunday said the government was leaving nothing unturned to help out the people in distress.
Pakistan economy is facing many economic and development challenges and the government is struggling hard to cope with these challenges.
But, the hospital is finding it hard to cope with the influx of patients as it is running short of beds and two to three patients are sharing a single bed.
The rising temperature has melted roads at several places with people are finding hard to cope with the heat.
Banking analysts are expecting another round of consolidation in the banking sector, as banks are finding it hard to cope with soaring compliance and technology costs.
LAHORE -- Provincial Minister for Industry and Trade Sheikh Allaudin has said that as per NASA's report, the biggest cause of smog in Punjab province was burning remains of crops after harvesting in India.He said that the Punjab government was working hard to cope with this situation, adding that Punjab government had sent a message to Indian government through social media website, saying that we have imposed ban on burning of remains of crops, shuck and straw in our province and likewise expect same from our neighbor country.
Everything is simple and basic but those skills are honed to such an extent that they can be delivered at top speeds and that is what is so hard to cope with.
Louise, 24, thinks Vicki will have found that hard to cope with. She said: "Mum will do her make-up and hair even to go shopping.
Ruth Henderson, the Trust's Macmillan Information and Support manager and event organiser, said: "Finding out you have cancer in any form can be daunting and life changing and very hard to cope with. This can have serious consequences on self-esteem and confidence at a time when a positive attitude is very important.
At the same time, the Vice Mayor realizes it would be hard to cope with plastic bag problem at markets of the capital city.
The Princess Royal is president of the British Olympic Association, an IOC member, and competed in at the 1976 Games in Montreal but says the pressure from competing in London would have been hard to cope with.