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  1. ordeal

    • IPA[ɔːˈdiːəl]

    英式

    • n.
      a very unpleasant and prolonged experience;an ancient test of guilt or innocence by subjection of the accused to severe pain, survival of which was taken as divine proof of innocence
    • noun: ordeal, plural noun: ordeals

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a very unpleasant and prolonged experience:

      the ordeal of having to give evidence

    • 2. an ancient test of guilt or innocence by subjection of the accused to severe pain, survival of which was taken as divine proof of innocence:

      ordeals conducted in the twelfth century

      ordeal by fire

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    • IPA[ôrˈdēl]

    美式

    • n.
      a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one:
    • the ordeal of having to give evidence

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