1. (figurative) (suffering)
a. torture (figurative)
"Fue un calvario crecer en una casa con un padre abusivo y alcohólico", dijo Clara entre lágrimas."Growing up with an abusive and alcoholic father was a torture," said Clara in between tears.
b. torment (figurative)
El empresario secuestrado vivió un calvario de cuatro horas hasta que la policía lo rescató.The kidnapped businessman endured four hours of torment until he was rescued by the police.
2. (representation of the Way of the Cross)
En ese pueblo, visité un antiguo Calvario cuyas estaciones están dispuestas sobre un sendero de la colina.In that town, I visited an old Calvary, with its stations set along a hillside path.
3. (paintings of the Way of the Cross)
En la iglesia del pueblo hay un calvario pintado sobre madera.In the town church there's a set of Stations of the Cross painted on wood.
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