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synonyms for purgatory

  • limbo
  • Gehenna
  • Hades
  • abyss
  • perdition
  • pit
  • suffering
  • underworld
  • Abaddon
  • bottomless pit
  • everlasting fire
  • fire and brimstone
  • infernal regions
  • lower world
  • nether world
  • place of torment
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How to use purgatory in a sentence

The purgatory forces him to see what’s worst in both Patricia and himself.
WHAT FLOOR?SOPHIA NGUYENFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For Plaid’s grand exit to fail, scuttled by a Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit that promised to tie the deal up in purgatory for years to come, “is like the most 2020 thing to happen to a little startup,” bemoans a person close to the company.
PLAID WITHOUT VISA? IT MIGHT BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISEJEN WIECZNERJANUARY 13, 2021FORTUNE
That has left struggling tenants and their landlords in a state of purgatory, in which some renters cannot pay but their landlords cannot do anything about it.
STRUGGLING RENTERS FACE AVALANCHE OF EVICTIONS WITHOUT FEDERAL AIDJONATHAN O'CONNELL, ANU NARAYANSWAMYDECEMBER 25, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Netflix missed on several metrics yesterday and was punished, and today Intel is joining the video streaming giant in stock-market purgatory.
HERE’S WHY INTEL’S STOCK JUST DROPPED 10% AFTER REPORTING EARNINGSALEX WILHELMOCTOBER 22, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Doing so would kick proceedings into judicial purgatory as the WTO’s rulings can’t be implemented until the appeals process is complete.
TRUMP’S PROLONGED ASSAULT ON WTO MEANS ITS RULING AGAINST CHINESE TARIFFS IS ESSENTIALLY MOOTEAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
Had they to return to purgatory by themselves—had the heavy white walking-stick to walk off without its owner?
SECOND EDITION OF A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
If "war is hell," then to be in a strange country without credit and funds is certainly purgatory.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
I'll give you the order of exercises of one of the last days of my purgatory, as I call it.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
She wondered, rather idly, if she would spend her time in purgatory serving millions of Jane Ellens with iced tea.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S PRIDESTEPHEN VINCENT BENET
She preferred possible purgatory to present imprisonment, and went back to her duty.
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
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WORDS RELATED TO PURGATORY

  • affliction
  • agony
  • anguish
  • bemoaning
  • bereavement
  • care
  • dejection
  • deploring
  • depression
  • desolation
  • despair
  • despondency
  • discomfort
  • disquiet
  • distress
  • dole
  • dolor
  • gloom
  • grievance
  • harassment
  • heartache
  • heartbreak
  • infelicity
  • lamentation
  • lamenting
  • malaise
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • mortification
  • mournfulness
  • mourning
  • pain
  • purgatory
  • regret
  • remorse
  • repining
  • rue
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • torture
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • trouble
  • unhappiness
  • vexation
  • woe
  • worry
  • wretchedness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.