[pur-guh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
Origin of purgatorial
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Examples from the Web for purgatorial
Humour ascends from his Hope to them as to a heaven of animals from a purgatorial region.George Cruikshank
W. H. Chesson
Shall we invest with like purgatorial powers the flaming swords that barred the way to Paradise?Nature Mysticism
J. Edward Mercer
The speakers were a pair of old Purgatorial Twins, not without alleviations, designed by Nature to multiply.
The Roman Catholic and the Restorationist answer, in purgatorial fire, or in some kind of a second probation after death.The Theology of Holiness
Purgatorial pains—unless indeed they should prove eternal—are insufficient punishment for the impious man who invented Allegory.
- serving to purify from sin
- of, relating to, or like purgatory
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