But this vote of confidence in Oprah sends a troubling message at precisely the time when American universities need to do more to advance the cause of reason.
But at a time when the American factory seems to be a shrinking presence, and when good manufacturing jobs have vanished, perhaps never to return, there is something deeply troubling about this dilution of American craftsmanship.
He felt troubled about the weakening of American craftsmanship.
You can refer to problems or difficulties as trouble .
I had trouble parking...
You've caused us a lot of trouble...
If you say that one aspect of a situation is the trouble, you mean that it is the aspect which is causing problems or making the situation unsatisfactory.
The trouble is that these restrictions have remained while other things have changed...
Your trouble is that you can't take rejection.
Your troubles are the things that you are worried about.
She tells me her troubles. I tell her mine…
She kept her troubles to herself.
If you have kidney trouble or back trouble, for example, there is something wrong with your kidneys or your back.
An unsuitable bed is the most likely cause of back trouble…
Her husband had never before had any heart trouble...
If there is trouble somewhere, especially in a public place, there is fighting or rioting there.
Riot police are being deployed throughout the city to prevent any trouble...
Fans who make trouble during the World Cup will be severely dealt with.
If you tell someone that it is no trouble to do something for them, you are saying politely that you can or will do it, because it is easy or convenient for you.
It's no trouble at all; on the contrary, it will be a great pleasure to help you...
Will it be any trouble to get over here that quickly?
If you say that a person or animal is no trouble, you mean that they are very easy to look after.
My little grandson is no trouble at all, but his 6-year-old elder sister is rude and selfish.
If something troubles you, it makes you feel rather worried.
Is anything troubling you?...
He was troubled by the lifestyle of his son.
If a part of your body troubles you, it causes you physical pain or discomfort.
The ulcer had been troubling her for several years.
If you say that someone does not trouble to do something, you are critical of them because they do not behave in the way that they should do, and you think that this would require very little effort.
He yawns, not troubling to cover his mouth...
He hadn't troubled himself to check his mirrors...
You use trouble in expressions such as I'm sorry to trouble you when you are apologizing to someone for disturbing them in order to ask them something.
I'm sorry to trouble you, but I wondered if by any chance you know where he is...
I hate to trouble you, but Aunt Lina's birthday is coming up and I would like to buy something nice for her.
If someone is in trouble, they are in a situation in which a person in authority is angry with them or is likely to punish them because they have done something wrong.
He was in trouble with his teachers...
The person who loaned them to me got into terrible trouble for it.
If you take the trouble to do something, you do something which requires a small amount of additional effort.
It is worth taking the trouble to sieve the fruit by hand…
He did not take the trouble to see the film before he attacked it.
If you say that someone or something is more trouble than they are worth, you mean that they cause you a lot of problems or take a lot of time and effort and you do not achieve or gain very much in return.
Some grumbled that Johnson was more trouble than he was worth...
Learning more about it always seemed more trouble than it was worth.