What does the word misery mean?

Usage examples for misery

  1. I don't feel just now as if anything in the world could make up for this- as if anything could make it seem just to endure such misery. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. The Church and the Crown had brought them to this misery, yet better than their lives the Spaniards loved the Church and the Crown. – Castilian Days by John Hay
  3. Dick had been looking at her, wondering at her courage and self- command, but in his eyes a look of misery that went to the girl's heart. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor