Usage examples for ordeal

  1. I'm sorry to have put you through such an ordeal, but I knew no other way. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  2. During his wife's lifetime he had heard nothing of the Duchess, and now to have to give her the shelter of his roof was a terrible ordeal. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  3. The spectacle of the Mantineans rejoicing at their misfortune would have been too severe an ordeal for his soldiers. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  4. As, however, the latter form of oath is regarded by the Khasis as a most serious ordeal, it will be described separately. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  5. We have that ordeal before us. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  6. Only a man of an iron constitution could have come out of the ordeal with his life. – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  7. It will be seen from this that the part they take in the ceremony is an ordeal for which most women have little liking and one which they will not undertake lightly. – The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler
  8. He almost broke down before the ordeal was over. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  9. " Now," said he, with the fun leaping to his eyes again, " now for the ordeal! – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  10. However, in spite of his added ease, Arlt had judged such an ordeal too great for his courage. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  11. From the landing down to the hall Stewart found the ordeal an exacting one. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  12. No, there was no silence about the wedding, only about the possibility that it might be an ordeal, or that the ordeal might be avoided. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  13. She was satisfied that she now had an ordeal to pass and a victory to gain worthy of her powers. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  14. She paused a moment and drew a long breath as if to gather her forces for the coming ordeal. – Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer by Rena I. Halsey
  15. Let any man think as he will, there is no man who has been through the ordeal for the length of time that I have, but must feel conscious of the importance and gravity of the duty which is cast upon a judge. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  16. I shall have a little trouble in procuring the Money and a great ordeal to go through- no trouble indeed to any one else- or ordeal either. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  17. At one stage or another of the dread ordeal he said: " I am in your hands. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  18. As it happened nobody's horse made a blunder, and we all four emerged quite safely from the ordeal and soon turned homeward, but by a different way. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  19. Now with the torture ordeal over, he relaxed. – Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson