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ordeal
used in Lonesome Dove

2 uses
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Definition
a very difficult or painful experience
  • It was a blessing that rain soon began to pour off his hat brim in streams right in front of his face, making a little waterfall for him to hide behind until the ordeal ended.
    Chapters 11-12 (75% in)
  • "She's had an ordeal but she's young," Augustus said.
    Chapters 62-63 (62% in)

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