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used in Not Without My Daughter

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a very difficult or painful experience
  • As minutes ticked past, we gradually relaxed our grips upon one another, hoping that the ordeal had ended.
  • We huddled together in the downstairs foyer, our backs against the protection of the cement block walls until the ordeal had ended.
  • I remember the ordeal of labor and the intense pain that accompanies the onset of life.
  • The woman nearly died, and she lost all of her teeth during the ordeal.
  • The twenty-hour bus trip from Van had turned into a thirty-two hour ordeal, but it was over.
  • After our return to America, I met with Teresa Hobgood, the State Department caseworker who aided my family throughout the eighteen month ordeal.

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