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gauntlets

noun
variants: also gantlets
plural of gauntlet

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a test of faith, patience, or strength
  • before being adopted, school textbooks must often run the gauntlet of several local and state committees

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“Gauntlets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gauntlets. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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