ordealnoun [ C ]uk /ɔːˈdɪəl/ us /ɔːrˈdɪəl/
- She looked pale and drawn after her ordeal.
- He made little of his ordeal.
- I'm sorry to put you through this ordeal.
- The love of my family and friends sustained me through my ordeal.
- Throughout the ordeal of her husband's funeral, Mrs Holmes was a model of deportment .
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