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ordeal
used in Washington Square

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Definition
a very difficult or painful experience
  • 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.
    Chapter 14 (53% in)
  • 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?
    Chapter 15 (35% in)

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