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adjective as in purgative

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If any one washes once in the lake, the sins of his forefathers are forgiven, and their souls are relieved from purgatorial fires.

All this vexation makes a cold and headache doubly intolerable, and I am in a most purgatorial state on this "good Sunday."

The speakers were a pair of old Purgatorial Twins, not without alleviations, designed by Nature to multiply.

The sallies of a Schopenhauer and a Nietzsche lack the purgatorial note which religious sadness gives forth.

Surely hell, the place of punishment and purgatorial expiation, is actually upon this earth in such cases.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purgatorial, such as: purging, aperient, aperitive, emetic, expiatory, and laxative.

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