ups and downs

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After a time John of Gaunt returned to power, and again Chaucer had a post given to him, and so until he died he suffered ups and downs.
Marilla felt this and was vaguely troubled over it, realizing that the ups and downs of existence would probably bear hardly on this impulsive soul and not sufficiently understanding that the equally great capacity for delight might more than compensate.
He was poking along through his ups and downs, and when he come to that place he went right along.