ORDEAL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of ordeal
Definition:
n. severe trial; form of trial to determine guilt or innocence; difficult or painful experience
Example:
Another concern in this ordeal is the matter of proof.
Sentence in Classic:
Gabriel glanced right and left nervously and tried to keep his good humour under the ordeal which was making a blush invade his forehead.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
It was a genuine relief to the whole congregation when the ordeal was over and the benediction pronounced.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The position was one of misery for all three; and not one of them would have been equal to enduring this position for a single day, if it had not been for the expectation that it would change, that it was merely a temporary painful ordeal which would pass over.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
After another hour Lucy waked from her sleep, fresh and bright and seemingly not much the worse for her terrible ordeal.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Her soft nature recoiled from this ordeal, which had none of the stimulus of conflict to goad her through it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Melanie and Charles, who were on excellent terms with their uncle, had frequently offered to relieve her of this ordeal, but Pitty always set her babyish mouth firmly and refused.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
In ten minutes Jo came running downstairs with a very red face and the general appearance of a person who had just passed through a trying ordeal of some sort.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Yeobright lived now to support the gentle girl through the ordeal; and, whatever an unimpassioned spectator might think of her loss of such a husband as Wildeve, there could be no doubt that for the moment she was distracted and horrified by the blow.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
And any other love but mine would have sunk beneath this ordeal; but my love came out from it more ardent and more eternal.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
He will have a better nerve for the ordeal which he will have to undergo tomorrow, when he is engaged, if I remember your report aright, to dine with these people.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
The infant, during the latter portion of her ordeal, pierced the air with its wailings and screams; she strove to hush it mechanically, but seemed scarcely to sympathise with its trouble.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context