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‘Difficult’ as an adjective

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Difficult’ as an adjective.

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She found it difficult to obtain even a word from her beyond a monosyllable.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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Avoid

“I could not avoid the conclusion that you were quite insufficiently astonished at my appearance yesterday.”

From ‘The Phoenix and the Carpet’, by Edith Nesbit.

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