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Serving to purge or rid of sin.  Synonyms: purging, purifying.
Of or resembling purgatory.

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"Purgatorial" Quotes from Famous Books

... is the embodiment of Christianity, and His coming to the world was 'tidings of great joy'; His coming to every sinful heart should be 'tidings of great joy.' But I fear that I led some to dread His coming, as they would purgatorial fires. How did the All-powerful One come? As a little, helpless child, that he might disarm our fears and enlist our sympathy. How did He live? The humblest among the humble, that no one on earth should ...
— From Jest to Earnest • E. P. Roe

... doubt as to its character. In the burning element human beings appeared writhing in pain; angels of dazzling brightness floated over the fire, and every moment caught the outstretched arms of some fortunate soul whose purgatorial probation had terminated; the angel would carry the soul to a distant sphere of brightness whither Alvira's weak ...
— Alvira: the Heroine of Vesuvius • A. J. O'Reilly

Words linked to "Purgatorial" :   purgatory, purgation, purging

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