Great Depression

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Great Depression

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The period of declining and lower economic activity in the worldwide economy from the late 1920s through the 1930s. In the United States, it began with the stock market crash in October 1929 and was characterized by a decline in business activity into 1933.
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Noun1.Great Depression - the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930sGreat Depression - the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
2.Great Depression - a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
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He paused, out of breath, and Trent remained silent; he knew very well that he was face to face with a great crisis. Of all things this was the most fatal which could have happened to him.
"You spoke, a little time ago," she continued, "of some great crisis with which your country might soon come face to face.
In Brott's face and tone was all the passionate strenuousness of a great crisis. Lucille felt suddenly helpless before the directness of his gaze, his storm of questions.
The great crisis which we have debated about so often is COME.
There are so many of us, and our lots are so different, what wonder that Nature's mood is often in harsh contrast with the great crisis of our lives?
It is thus that the great crisis of a man's life springs out at him.
To-day however, Maggie thought her misery had reached a pitch at which gypsydom was her refuge, and she rose from her seat on the roots of the tree with the sense that this was a great crisis in her life; she would run straight away till she came to Dunlow Common, where there would certainly be gypsies; and cruel Tom, and the rest of her relations who found fault with her, should never see her any more.
A horror of food is one of the chief symptoms which reveal a great crisis in life.
But here were three strong men at a great crisis, and it was fascinating to observe them.
Since early morning her blood had been whirling tempestuously within her, and her nerves were agitated by the presentiment of some great crisis. It required all these circumstances combined to make her so unlike herself.
He was off in one of those hysterical outbursts which come upon a strong nature when some great crisis is over and gone.
This way, we can formulate the necessary measures for our farmers to improve their profitability, compete effectively with rice imports, and most importantly, get the justice they deserve during this time of their great crisis.

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