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The purgatory forces him to see what’s worst in both Patricia and himself.

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.

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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.

Netflix missed on several metrics yesterday and was punished, and today Intel is joining the video streaming giant in stock-market purgatory.

Doing so would kick proceedings into judicial purgatory as the WTO’s rulings can’t be implemented until the appeals process is complete.

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According to the playbill, the answer is neither heaven nor hell (nor purgatory).

Summer got us through our yearly Hell and Purgatory and led us to Heaven in June.

Flynn likens the journey of gay Iranians refugees to “eternal purgatory.”

For the past four years, Panahi has been left in a legal purgatory, known in Iran as the Execution of Verdict.

I wondered how many centuries of purgatory it would take to atone for such a sin.

Had they to return to purgatory by themselves—had the heavy white walking-stick to walk off without its owner?

If "war is hell," then to be in a strange country without credit and funds is certainly purgatory.

I'll give you the order of exercises of one of the last days of my purgatory, as I call it.

She wondered, rather idly, if she would spend her time in purgatory serving millions of Jane Ellens with iced tea.

She preferred possible purgatory to present imprisonment, and went back to her duty.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purgatory, such as: limbo, abyss, gehenna, hades, perdition, and pit.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.