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Sample sentences for the GRE study word purgatory

purgatory can be used as a noun

1.A bit of purgatory 'twas for this time, merely. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
2.His reference to the great games of which I had heard so much while among the Tharks convinced me that I had but jumped from purgatory into gehenna. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.I hope he's in purgatory now because he went to confession to Father Conroy on Saturday night. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.that I know Paraventure she may be your purgatory She may be Godde's means, and Godde's whip And then your soul shall up to heaven skip Swifter than doth an arrow from a bow. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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