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    what do you do with ordeals?

    Guys, could you suggest the best verb for "ordeals", please. What do you do with them - face them? have them? stand up? survive? pass?

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    Lingvo says, "to undergo an ordeal"
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
    -- Нет, Я кот Васька :-/

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    Survive, endure, undergo -- all these work. It seems to me though that you don't use it this way so often. A lot of times you'll just hear people say "What an ordeal!" or "What an ordeal that was!" or on the other hand something like: "Yesterday's meeting -- THAT was an ordeal," "Establishing child custody can be a long and drawn out ordeal."
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    "problem + time"

    Very simple and complete.

    "Ordeal" = "serious problem... including time"

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    To go through the ordeal...

    Scotsman.com News - UK - A crucifixion too far as TV stunt backfires... to rediscover his faith, ended when Diamond was unable to go through the ordeal, which involves four-inch nails piercing the hands and feet of devotees. ...
    news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=571792006 - 24k - Cached - Similar pages


    UNICEF - Russian Federation - The Katsanovs and Ambalovs of BeslanBESLAN, Russian Federation, 29 August 2005 – Deeply scarred are the hearts of the people who had to go through the ordeal, and feel all the pain and ...
    www.unicef.org/infobycountry/russia_28119.html - 26k - Cached - Similar pages


    Free Online Library - Search Results - Classic books by famous ...The fact is it exhausts all his stock of courage to look one woman in the face, and it would be simply impossible for him to go through the ordeal with a ...
    www.thefreelibrary.com/bs.asp?ss=text&s=ordeal
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