ORDEAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ORDEAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ordeal
 n.  severe trial; form of trial to determine guilt or innocence; difficult or painful experience
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  Scarlett breathed more easily knowing that experienced hands were near, but she nevertheless yearned to have the ordeal over and done with.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
3  She should go up and sit with Melanie and distract her mind from her coming ordeal but she did not feel equal to it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  But inwardly they felt that running an Indian gantlet would be infinitely preferable to suffering the ordeal of Yankee grins and not being able to tell the truth about their husbands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
5  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
6  He had, of course, been impatient under the ordeal of this speech.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
7  Hence this waiting was an ordeal to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  It was his humour to have people know what an ordeal a concert was to him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
10  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
Get Context   In THE DEAD
11  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
12  I was experiencing an ordeal: a hand of fiery iron grasped my vitals.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
13  With almost a serene deportment, therefore, Hester Prynne passed through this portion of her ordeal, and came to a sort of scaffold, at the western extremity of the market-place.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
14  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
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
15  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Example Sentence:
1  He spoke frankly about the ordeal.
2  If wind sees their strong will, let such ordeal cease.
3  At a news conference yesterday, the two men described their ordeal.
4  Despite her ordeal, she seems to have suffered no ill effects.
5  The former hostage is in remarkably good shape considering his ordeal.
6  The ordeal has affected both her mental and physical health.
7  She managed to keep her sanity throughout the ordeal.
8  She maintained her equanimity throughout her long ordeal.
9  Another concern in this ordeal is the matter of proof.
10  The ash had to be removed from the tarmac less it clog the engines of the planes, endangering passengers who've already been through a harrowing ordeal.