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Definition of Ordeal

Ordeal

  1. An ancient form of test to determine guilt or innocence, by appealing to a supernatural decision, -- once common in Europe, and still practiced in the East and by savage tribes.
  2. Any severe trial, or test; a painful experience.
  3. Of or pertaining to trial by ordeal.

Ordeal Quotations

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Winston Churchill

Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.
Jim Carrey

Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
William Manchester

I went through an extremely trying ordeal, but I never forgot the world outside was a beautiful place.
Amanda Lindhout

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.
Steve Buyer
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Ordeal Translations

ordeal in German is Feuerprobe, Geduldsprobe
ordeal in Swedish is eldprov

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