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ordeal

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a test of faith, patience, or strength
  • the hikers were finally rescued after a three-day ordeal in the wilderness

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“Ordeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ordeal. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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