The problem wasn't Dulce or his father.
To me, that's problem number one.
Of course, a stream running through, or an island in the pond, would make the problem much more complicated.
"I don't understand their motivations any more than I do those of the damned Watchers, but I feel safe saying that the Originals are not our current problem," Damian said.
He decided to move on to problem number two and find out something about the tiny bone he'd discovered.
If I suggest her leaving a problem in arithmetic until the next day, she answers, "I think it will make my mind stronger to do it now."
"We've got a problem," he said as we gathered around our conference table, a cold cup of coffee in each of our hands.
She does have a problem with my keeping secrets from Julie.
So far I don't think I have a problem, but I have to consider those other ranchers when I decide how many wolves this land can support.
"Whether you like her or not isn't the problem," I said.
The problem is they'll know what I did sooner or later and when I resurface, they'll be on me like John Dillinger at the movie.
"You've always had this problem," he said, standing.
From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.
While her romance session failed to reveal his problem, it did wonders for her confidence.
The problem is the further I go into the past, the less accuracy I can attain.
I didn't mention his blossoming love life, but expressed concern over his serious problem of nightmares.
The business of Martha's bones took a back seat to her present whereabouts and the touchy problem of Mr. Fitzgerald.
To understand this problem, consider our relationship with knowledge over the centuries.
When we consider the costs of all the wrong decisions ever made—a calculation I don't even know how to approach—we will think of it as a diminishing problem receding into the past.
A problem arises because of the strong correlation between standard of living and energy consumption.
A bright idea, however, shot into my mind, and the problem was solved.
Whatever the problem was, it remained in his mind alone.
Brandon may have considered his problem "stupid" at the ranch, but it obviously wasn't behind him.
Howie's temporary absence eliminated the problem, at least for now; no trips back to a crime scene resulted in no tips to convey.
Howie, I really feel for you but you've had this problem of not knowing about your past for a long time and you've managed to live with it.
The father had some health problem, if I remember.
"Dusty, we're going to have another problem soon," Jule said for Dustin's ears only.
Search engines have done a fabulous job tackling this problem, even given the vast, vast, amounts of information added to the Internet every day.
Once we get the problem off our "to-do list" and stick it onto the computer's, we largely will be done.
First, I would contend that the size of this problem is substantially smaller than many people would guess.
The problem is that the poor don't have enough money to afford the food.
Disregarding the officers' orders, the soldiers stood leaning against their stretchers and gazing intently, as if trying to comprehend the difficult problem of what was taking place before them.
This problem seemed to the ancients insoluble.
Helene was faced by a new problem--how to preserve her intimacy with both without offending either.
He paced up and down his room, now turning his thoughts on a difficult problem and frowning, now suddenly shrugging his shoulders and wincing, and now smiling happily.
The presence of the problem of man's free will, though unexpressed, is felt at every step of history.
I also see the pace of problem solving—and change in general—accelerating at an astonishing rate.
So the problem must be that we have stretched the planet past its ability to feed its inhabitants, right?
He writes how in Europe when there is a problem, people turn to the government to solve it, but in America, they form what he calls "voluntary associations"—what we might term charities and nonprofits.
The problem is not that the world doesn't have enough food.
To me, this makes the problem of hunger that much sadder in the present—to realize that the planet has enough food, just not enough generosity.
But in a real sense, it also makes the problem that much easier to solve in the future.