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ordeal
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The House of Mirth
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  • Her soft nature recoiled from this ordeal, which had none of the stimulus of conflict to goad her through it.
  • The certainty that she had heard of the rupture with the Dorsets made the prospect of the meeting more formidable; and how should Lily have repressed a quick sense of relief at the thought that, instead of undergoing the anticipated ordeal, she had only to enter gracefully on a long-assured inheritance?
  • The strangeness of entering as a suppliant the house where she had so long commanded, increased Lily’s desire to shorten the ordeal; and when Miss Stepney entered the darkened drawing-room, rustling with the best quality of crape, her visitor went straight to the point: would she be willing to advance the amount of the expected legacy?

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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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