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#1 2005-11-28 23:47:00

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"heroing experience" for "harrowing experience"

Surviving a harrowing experience often requires a bit of heroic fortitude. Roughly 100 ghits. Examples:

All though he was in a typhoon during that time which was a rather heroing experience.

It was not till we came back to the real world, and the race was over and fellow racers heard of the stories of that team and their overturned boat and their heroing experience did I realize how close, we may have came.

Just crossing the street to the internet cafe is a heroing experience.

Surprisingly, the most heroing experience of the whole trip occured in Hong Kong.

As Romyn returned to the alley after his heroing experience with Rex the innkeeper, he immediately heard a commotion and saw a severed hand flying into puddle just a few yards in front of him.



#2 2011-04-14 22:30:21

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1092

Re: "heroing experience" for "harrowing experience"

A true classic. Here’s the distaff experience – very rare, but phonetically tight.

It’s a heroine experience waiting in a hospital bed weeks at a time as doctors try to puzzle out just how to avoid giving your leg the job.
Vascular disease

A heroine experience for some of our people.
Cold weather on a pilgrimage

You know, driving in New York city can be a heroin experience.
OK, it’s just a Chinese English practice site, but I do love them so



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