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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

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

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

I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love.
Paula Abdul

The Nobel Prize has been a disturbance at the beginning of October for some years. It would be gratifying to win, but it would be quite an ordeal, too, with all the events which go on for two days. I'd think carefully about what I was doing the day it is announced and maybe not be around, or be around, but elsewhere.
Peter Higgs
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Ordeal Translations

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