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synonyms for ordeal

  • agony
  • anguish
  • calamity
  • difficulty
  • nightmare
  • torment
  • torture
  • trial
  • affliction
  • calvary
  • cross
  • crucible
  • distress
  • test
  • tribulation
  • visitation
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  • comfort
  • contentment
  • happiness
  • joy
  • peace
  • health
  • pleasure
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After dragging it behind him with both hands, he smashes it through the rotted wood of the locked door and frees the girl, whom players of the first Little Nightmares will recognize as Six, the girl in the yellow raincoat who survived her own ordeal.
‘LITTLE NIGHTMARES II’: A HYPNOTIC, DARK FAIRY TALECHRISTOPHER BYRDFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Late as I was to a story unfolding under my nose, I was disappointed that the whole ordeal lacked any immediate drama.
BITCOIN, STOCKS AND CRUDE TAKE OFF AS THE MARKETS BRACE FOR A WAVE OF STIMULUS CHECKSBERNHARD WARNERFEBRUARY 8, 2021FORTUNE
The Rochester community is outraged by the ordeal and is calling for all officers involved to be terminated.
ROCHESTER POLICE SUSPENDED AFTER HANDCUFFING AND PEPPER SPRAYING 9-YEAR-OLD GIRLSHANI PARRISHFEBRUARY 2, 2021ESSENCE.COM
Though Democrats seemed to be the most vocal during the ordeal, several Republicans also used Twitter to speak out.
CONGRESS MEMBERS UNDER SIEGE IN CAPITOL TWEET THEIR SHOCK AND FRUSTRATIONDANIELLE ABRILJANUARY 6, 2021FORTUNE
While the quick action represents a victory for San Diegans’ civil rights, there are many troubling questions surrounding the ordeal that have not yet been answered – any maybe never will.
THESE STORIES CHANGED SAN DIEGO IN 2020SARA LIBBYDECEMBER 31, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It’s such an ordeal now to get on a plane and come out here, and you got to wear the mask everywhere.
LOSING MONEY BETTING ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS YEAR? YOU’RE NOT ALONE.RICHARD JOHNSONDECEMBER 16, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
In the past few weeks, one country made a strong move toward making the whole ordeal easier for its residents.
WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM SCOTLAND’S FREE PERIOD PRODUCTSSARA KILEY WATSONDECEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
I can breathe again, and once we’re on the other side of this pandemic, I plan to spend as much time as possible occupying the same airspace as the people who helped us through this ordeal.
AS A FOOD WRITER WITH COVID, I WORRIED I’D LOSE MY SENSE OF TASTE. IT TURNED OUT TO BE MUCH WORSE.TIM CARMANNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
McCarrick, on the other hand, says that he has no recollection of these ordeals, and hasn’t commented on the allegations of misconduct with adults.
POPE JOHN PAUL II KNEW OF ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT OF CHILDREN AGAINST THEODORE MCCARRICK, AND STILL PROMOTED HIM TO ARCHBISHOPD. N.NOVEMBER 11, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
He had lost $560 due to the ordeal, the two charges Lyft was able to make successfully before he blocked the app’s access to his bank account, along with his ability to rent a car and thus drive for Lyft.
CALIFORNIA VOTERS SIDED WITH UBER, DENYING DRIVERS BENEFITS BY CLASSIFYING THEM AS CONTRACTORSFAIZ SIDDIQUI, NITASHA TIKUNOVEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO ORDEAL

  • adversity
  • anguish
  • calamity
  • cross
  • crux
  • depression
  • difficulty
  • disease
  • disorder
  • distress
  • grief
  • hardship
  • illness
  • infirmity
  • misery
  • misfortune
  • ordeal
  • pain
  • plague
  • plight
  • scourge
  • sickness
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • torment
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • trouble
  • woe
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