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trial by ordeal, ordeal
n. a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
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melting pot, crucible
n. a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
strictness, sternness
n. uncompromising resolution
rigourousness, rigorousness, severeness, severity, rigour, rigor, hardship, grimness, asperity
n. something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
trouble
n. an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
affliction
n. a cause of great suffering and distress
hardship
n. something that causes or entails suffering; "I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women"- James Boswell; "the many hardships of frontier life"
visitation
n. any disaster or catastrophe; "a visitation of the plague"
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trial by ordeal
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