Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

R. C. Ch. An intermediate state where souls are made fit for heaven by explatory suffering.

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Usage examples "purgatory":

  1. The summer is come, and with it I enter into purgatory; I am poured out like water, and my heart is like melting wax; I have neither courage nor kindness, except in the early morning or the late evening. - "The Upton Letters", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  2. But to poor Sir Thomas it was indeed a purgatory. - "Ralph the Heir", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The bliss of travelling from London to Manchester was torn from us and we were given purgatory instead. - "If I May", A. A. Milne.