abject misery

abject misery
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  • misery — n. 1) to cause misery 2) to alleviate, relieve misery 3) abject, deep; sheer, untold misery 4) misery to + inf. (it was sheer misery to live there = it was sheer misery living there) 5) in misery (to live in misery) * * * [ mɪz(ə)rɪ] deep relieve …   Combinatory dictionary

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