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ordeal
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

5 uses
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Definition
a very difficult or painful experience
  • Describing Louie's ordeal to an audience gathered to honor him, he broke down.
    p. 279.2
  • They were reaching a stage of their ordeal that, for other castaways, had been a gruesome turning point.
    p. 115.1
  • Nearby, Phil endured the same ordeal.
    p. 143.3
  • When he learned Louie was finally stateside, admitted to San Francisco's Letterman General Hospital to recover from his ordeal, he went AWOL.
    p. 238.3
  • Cynthia had no idea how deeply Louie was haunted by his war ordeal, or that he was turning to alcohol to cope.
    p. 248.8

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