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galère

/ɡalɛr/
noun
1.
a group of people having a common interest, esp a coterie of undesirable people
2.
an unpleasant situation
Word Origin
C18: literally: a galley
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  • What in the name of fortune you were doing in that galère you yourself know best.

    In Kedar's Tents Henry Seton Merriman
  • What had he or "friendship" to do in a galère already weighted to the water-line with love and jealousy?

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • But at the time I did not know; I knew generally very little, and least of all what I was doing in that galère.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad

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