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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A severe test or experience.

Usage examples (37)
  • I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
  • However, the largest crime in this ordeal is the response of the people who act as if they are so crushed by his actions.
  • Now, looking back on the past few tumultuous years, he can glean a glimmer of satisfaction from what he calls his ordeal by humiliation.
  • I will be so glad when this Hillary ordeal is over. for more
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