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‘Trouble’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Trouble’ as a noun.


“You are mistaken, Elinor; you are very much mistaken. A very little trouble on your side secures him.”

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


“He and I can go to the Parsonage, you know, and be no trouble to our friends at Mansfield Park.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.


“With her constitution she should have lived to a good old age: her life was shortened by trouble.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.


“You must not forget,” said Agnes, “that you are always to tell me, not only when you fall into trouble, but when you fall in love.”

From ‘David Copperfield’, by Charles Dickens.

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“The desert is wide and there is no water in it, the mountains are high and covered with snow, and man cannot say what lies beyond them.”

From ‘King Solomon’s Mines’, by John Buchan.

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