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Catch-22
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harrowing -- as in: a harrowing story
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Catch-22
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  • The nightmares appeared to Hungry Joe with celestial punctuality every single night he spent in the squadron throughout the whole harrowing ordeal when he was not flying combat missions and was waiting once again for the orders sending him home that never came.

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  • It was a harrowing journey through war-torn Afghanistan.
  • The story is especially harrowing because it could have happened to any of us.

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