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ordeal
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  • At the same time he was half ashamed of the ordeal to which he had subjected her, and was touched by the gentleness with which she bore it.
  • Did she mean to break down at the very beginning of their ordeal, after all the promises of fidelity she had both given and extracted?

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  • She survived a 14-day ordeal stranded at sea.
  • He couldn’t understand why Aunt Queen would let him go through this ordeal, especially on his birthday.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire

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