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"The best plan would be to climb to the Calvary," said M. de Guersaint.

It was understood that the left wing of the 1st corps was to take care of the Calvary of Illy.

An impassioned mother, she had been ascending her calvary ever since her son's death.

What matter if it was hard; if it was difficult; if it was bitter as Marah and steep as Calvary?

Such was the first step on the Calvary he intended to ascend.

I wish I might bear every one's suffering and die on a modern Calvary.

It has been ordained, however, that his service is by way of Calvary.

The army stumbled to its now bleeding feet, and did its best with a hill like Calvary.

The tomb was in a garden, not far from Calvary, and was the property of Joseph.

For a moment she could not remember it, and then it came to her: “All Roads lead to Calvary.”

WORD ORIGIN

name of the mount of the Crucifixion, late 14c., from Latin Calvaria (Greek Kraniou topos), translating Aramaic gulgulta "place of the skull" (see Golgotha). Rendered literally in Old English as Heafodpannan stow. Latin Calvaria is related to calvus "bald" (see Calvin).

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