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crucible

noun

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a test of faith, patience, or strength
  • soldiers who had withstood the crucible of war

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“Crucible.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crucible. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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