- a severe or trying experience
- 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
- [C]严峻的考验；苦难的经历 a difficult or painful experience
- During this ordeal he was able to draw strength from his faith.
- Colorado officials say there is no indication the balloon ordeal was a hoax.
- The ceremony was an ordeal for those who had been recently bereaved.
- Youve come through the ordeal with flying colours.
- The ordeal ended with five of the eight terrorists dead, along with all nine hostages.
- Surely no greater ordeal is faced by any animal.
- MotIT had be courageous, it seemed to me, through the ordeal of the flood.
- 在我看来, 母亲一直勇敢地经受着这场洪水的严峻考验。
- Seated beside him, I bore the ordeal for two hours
- The ordeal of Being shipwrecked
- The ordeal of virture is to resist all temptation to evil.
- An ordeal such as imprisonment, illness, or disaster.
- Fortunately, the child was not hurt during the ordeal and officers eventually tracked down the suspect and arrested him.