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‘Distress’

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Distress’.

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His pictures of Heligoland in all kinds of weathers, his ships in distress, and his wrecks ashore, breathe life.

From ‘Household Words’, by Charles Dickens.
Of Heinrich Gätke (1814-1897), German ornithologist and artist. Much of his work was destroyed by bombing in 1944.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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Mine

“A new hat, is, however, essential. Mine has a six-inch hole in it.”

From ‘Psmith, Journalist’, by P.G. Wodehouse.

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