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ordeal
used in Anne Of Green Gables

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Definition
a very difficult or painful experience
  • Matthew, however, was spared the ordeal of speaking first, for as soon as she concluded that he was coming to her she stood up, grasping with one thin brown hand the handle of a shabby, old-fashioned carpet-bag; the other she held out to him.
    Chapter 2 — Matthew Cuthbert is surprised (18% in)
  • It would be, he felt assured, no trifling ordeal.
    Chapter 25 — Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves (17% in)

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