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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any experience that causes intense suffering. The Roman name for the place near Jerusalem where, according to the Bible, Jesus Christ died by being crucified.

Usage examples (27)
  • He experienced Calvary when he became a prisoner of war.
  • After his death on March 7, 1940, his body was returned to California for burial in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles.
  • Nobody took horses into battle, even 20 years later -- maybe a few Calvary from the Russians or something, so we could change.
  • He is led to a hill called Calvary with two other criminals. for more
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  • The "calvary" (painful ordeal) for the "cavalry" (troops on horses or in armored vehicles) occurred near "Calvary" (the hill where Jesus was crucified).
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