Quotes of ordeal

  1. I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love. – Paula Abdul
  2. People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know. – Brooks Atkinson
  3. The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business. – John Berryman
  4. How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal – Rene Cassin
  5. The divorce was rough on all of us. I don't blame Hollywood for my family's problems. But having all of it reported in the press made it more of an ordeal – Kieran Culkin
  6. These years of the Ecole Normale were an ordeal Nothing was handed to me on the first try. – Jacques Derrida
  7. The difficulty, the ordeal is to start. – Zane Grey
  8. The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil. – Thomas Malthus
  9. Fiji had experienced the ordeal of two military coups. – Kamisese Mara
  10. I am just through with a summer, and a summer is to me always a trying ordeal – Maria Mitchell
  11. Well, I think they're all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it's the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure. – Liam Neeson
  12. She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it. – Margaret Sanger
  13. The hardest part of this whole ordeal is not knowing if your children are getting what they need to survive. – Susan Smith

Usage examples for ordeal

  1. At one stage or another of the dread ordeal he said: " I am in your hands. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The spectacle of the Mantineans rejoicing at their misfortune would have been too severe an ordeal for his soldiers. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  7. Now with the torture ordeal over, he relaxed. – Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson
  8. It was my toast at breakfast that gave you the strength for the ordeal – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  9. He almost broke down before the ordeal was over. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  10. From the landing down to the hall Stewart found the ordeal an exacting one. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  11. " Now," said he, with the fun leaping to his eyes again, " now for the ordeal – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. We have that ordeal before us. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. I'm sorry to have put you through such an ordeal but I knew no other way. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow

Rhymes for ordeal