He couldn’t understand why Aunt Queen would let him go through this ordeal, especially on his birthday.
Sharon M. Draper -- Forged by Fire
Have you recuperated from that court ordeal yet?
Sharon M. Draper -- Tears of a Tiger
Hrothgar is asleep now, resting up for tomorrow’s ordeal of waiting.
John Gardner -- Grendel
Thomas had leaned back against the rounded hood of the car—the whole ordeal had exhausted him emotionally and physically.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Decide which interview to give first—you might as well get something out of the ordeal, like a book deal.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
He was still pale from his ordeal in Edom, but his gold-green eyes burned with an intensity that Emma could see from across the room.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
He was ashamed of himself, but all Mark felt in that quiet moment was relief that the ordeal had finally ended.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
Just getting permission to go outside was an ordeal.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Walter wanted to forget about the whole ordeal, but word spread quickly, and his reputation shifted.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
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The Ottawa ordeal drew toward its end; but the climax was still to come.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
The next span was an ordeal.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
THE LOOK ON ADRI’S FACE WHEN CINDER ENTERED THE apartment almost made the whole ghastly ordeal worthwhile.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
The flight itself, despite twelve long hours in the air, was not the ordeal I had feared.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
They were presently on hold with Comcast customer service and might not emerge for hours, if indeed they survived the ordeal at all.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
Not for the first time, Sticky found himself wondering what sort of ordeal Corliss had gone through.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
No matter how she shrank from the ordeal before her, she knew she could not stay away.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
’And the demons are close behind," said the worried Humbug, still shaky from his ordeal.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
Matt stuck to his part of the bargain as well, though the lessons were an ordeal for them both.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Sign of the Beaver
Then I returned to my shelf in the barracks for a few hours of restless sleep before beginning the ordeal all over again the next morning.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
I told myself that the plea took nearly all the risk off the table, guaranteed her release from custody, and spared her the ordeal of a trial.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
I know what an ordeal this will be: no more school, my hair gone, hours of labor, washing the bedsheets ….
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
"I think I’ve been the one that suffered the most out of this ordeal.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
I walked up and shook his hand, and told him that I hoped the ordeal had not been too painful.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
At the exit door to the building was a second ordeal, a line of women guards examining each prisoner again.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
In this letter to my mother he describes the ordeal of his guilt.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
After Jamie’s obnoxious remarks, I had resolved to keep my mouth firmly shut through the whole ordeal.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
I dreaded my sessions with Dave, a twice-weekly ordeal not incomparable to dental surgery; I felt guilty for not liking him more since he made such an effort, always asking what movies I enjoyed, what books, burning me CDs, clipping articles from Game Pro he thought I’d be interested in—sometimes he even took me over to EJ’s Luncheonette for a hamburger —and yet whenever he started with the questions I froze stiff; as if I’d been pushed onstage in a play where I didn’t know the lines.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
I was on hand when the migrant Isaaas Guerra was caught and described his desert ordeal.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
And Seton had come through the ordeal of cross-examination well.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
The pendant around her neck had also survived the ordeal.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
To survive the ordeal, Collette and Pari surreptitiously pass each other a silver flask of cheap vodka.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
This has been a terrible ordeal for her.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
In this way, she’s exactly the opposite of Prim for whom adventures are an ordeal.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
There are tests, ordeals, levels of training—look, just forget it, okay?
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
This… ordeal… must be very hard for you.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
For most of the sixteen-week ordeal, nevertheless, McCandless more than held his own.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
He listened to the Rhetor in silence, feeling from all he said that his ordeal was about to begin.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
As they imagined themselves back in the world again, they willed a happy ending onto their ordeal and made it their expectation.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
I went through this entire ordeal and here he was getting busy with somebody else.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
Thomas couldn’t imagine how bad the whole ordeal must be—but the whole process of the Changing was still a mystery to him.
James Dashner -- The Maze Runner
It had been the first time I’d really been alone since the whole ordeal began.
Todd Burpo -- Heaven Is for Real
He needs to know who has put him through the ordeal he has suffered tonight, and why,
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The ordeal left them hot and irritable, despite the cold.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
And the SEALs started the process all over again, encouraging, sharing their optimism, explaining that I had been especially trained to withstand such an ordeal.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
After another hour Lucy waked from her sleep, fresh and bright and seemingly not much the worse for her terrible ordeal.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
Major — de Coverley, a Spartan in adversity, did not flinch once throughout the whole hideous ordeal.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
One of my Sunday morning ordeals is having to lie in bed and look at Dussel’s back when he’s praying.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
It was a genuine relief to the whole congregation when the ordeal was over and the benediction pronounced.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
He will have a better nerve for the ordeal which he will have to undergo to-morrow, when he is engaged, if I remember your report aright, to dine with these people.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles