Purgatory  

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"Purgatory surpasses heaven and hell in poetry, because it represents a future and the others do not."--François-René de Chateaubriand

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  1. In Catholicism, the stage of the afterlife where souls suffer for their sins before they can enter heaven
  2. any situation causing suffering

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