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infernal
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • …in achieving with ease so many fabulous ages of canonical penances did not wholly reward his zeal of prayer, since he could never know how much temporal punishment he had remitted by way of suffrage for the agonizing souls; and fearful lest in the midst of the purgatorial fire, which differed from the infernal only in that it was not everlasting, his penance might avail no more than a drop of moisture, he drove his soul daily through an increasing circle of works of supererogation.
  • —Consider finally that the torment of this infernal prison is increased by the company of the damned themselves.

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  • Please stop making that infernal noise!
  • I hate this infernal heat!

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