ordeal

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɔːrˈdiːl/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɔrˈdil, -ˈdiəl/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ôr dēl, -dēəl, ôrdēl)


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ordeal

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. if I can (just) get through this ordeal
  2. this is such an ordeal!
  3. the ordeal of [being, meeting, going]
  4. am [tired, sick] of this ordeal
  5. it is too much of an ordeal for me
  6. if it's not too much of an ordeal
  7. it was not too much of an ordeal at all
  8. the ordeal lasted for [hours, weeks]
  9. after his ordeal with [work, cancer]
  10. it was an ordeal to [get, come, find]
  11. when the ordeal was (finally) over
  12. one [last, final] ordeal (to get through)
  13. cannot go through another ordeal
  14. experienced a [terrible, horrible, terrifying] ordeal
  15. finally [overcame, came through] the ordeal
  16. [was, were] put through a [terrible] ordeal
  17. the (whole) ordeal began when
  18. was not expecting such an ordeal
  19. a [three-month] ordeal
  20. the entire ordeal was [overwhelming, exhausting]
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