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 for Miseries
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Misery \Mi"ser*y\, n.; pl. Miseries. [OE. miserie, L. miseria,
     fr. miser wretched: cf. F. mis[`e]re, OF. also, miserie.]
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     1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind;
        wretchedness; distress; woe. --Chaucer.
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              Destruction and misery are in their ways. --Rom.
                                                    iii. 16.
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     2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
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              When we our betters see bearing our woes,
              We scarcely think our miseries our foes. --Shak.
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     3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice. [Obs.]
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     Syn: Wretchedness; torture; agony; torment; anguish;
          distress; calamity; misfortune.
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