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purgatory
used in Lonesome Dove

3 uses
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Definition
a temporary condition of torment or suffering

or  in Roman Catholic theology:  the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to pay for their sins
  • He's headed for the Purgatory this time, I bet.
    Chapters 58-59 (49% in)
  • " "No, I think he's headed for the Purgatory River," Augustus said.
    Chapters 60-61 (76% in)
  • You take Pea and Deets and ride up the Purgatory River until you find Blue Duck.
    Chapters 62-63 (96% in)

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