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    #1

    trying

    Hudson had offered $100,000 Sunday for information leading to the safe return of her nephew. "Miss Hudson wanted to request privacy," Cook County spokesperson Sean Howard said. "This is a very trying time for her and her family."

    Hi,
    I the underlined word appropriate for this text, please? If so, what does it mean?
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: trying

    In this sentence, the term trying time means difficult time, a very testing time of their strength, a time when they are attempting to hold things together.

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