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ordeal
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a very difficult or painful experience
  • The National Council of Metal Industries won't put itself again through the ordeal of having me for guest of honor.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (57% in)
  • Was it an ordeal for you?
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (57% in)
  • She knew that he hated the ordeal of signing the "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" on the registers of squalid roadside hotels.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (73% in)
  • I was still faking reality, and it had the inexorable result: instead of protection, it brought you a more terrible kind of ordeal, instead of saving your name, it forced you to offer yourself for a public stoning and to throw the stones by your own hand.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (94% in)
  • This world ordeal is the result of man's attempt to live by reason!
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (55% in)
  • The tortured faces strung out above the speakers' table were not succeeding in their efforts to hide that they looked like men enduring an ordeal; the calm of Galt's face seemed radiant among them; she wondered who was prisoner here and who was master.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (92% in)

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