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ordeal
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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a very difficult or painful experience
  • They put the women out in huts when their time came, whatever that was; they had no sense of family—I knew that'd distress Aunty—they subjected children to terrible ordeals when they were thirteen; they were crawling with yaws and earworms, they chewed up and spat out the bark of a tree into a communal pot and then got drunk on it.
    p. 305.9
ordeals = very difficult experiences
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