crown of thorns


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crown of thorns

Something that causes one pain and suffering. Alludes to the crown of thorns that Jesus was made to wear before his crucifixion. Its usage is similar to the phrase "cross to bear." I can't stand to see how sick she has become. This illness is a real crown of thorns. This class is my crown of thorns. No matter how much I study, I just keep getting awful grades.
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The crown of thorns had belonged to the French kings since King Louis IX bought it in Venice in 1239.
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Each scene of physical torment happens as a public spectacle (with one exception: when Christ is mocked in the Roman dungeon and the crown of thorns is forced into his scalp).
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The frontispiece, an engraving by William Marshall that shows Charles down on one knee, looking heavenward, as he is about to don a crown of thorns, became almo st a religious icon (123).
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