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forceful prevention

physically or spiritually devastating

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Let me make it clear, the benefits of crushingly boring navel-gazing gadgets are the ideal way to prove to your other half how much more you do and how much less sleep you get than him.
It's crushingly fast, offers the keen driver real options at the wheel, yet can trundle up a motorway while showing better than 45mpg on the computer.
Having listened to his effort, the real crime of Mike Read's deathless ditty is not that it is either racial or distasteful as much as crushingly unfunny" Actor Michael Simkins, left, on the former DJ's controversial Ukip Calypso.
As we enter the realm of the crushingly predictable - Ice Cube puts Hart through the mill when he takes him on patrol - the film just serves as a reminder that a little does not go a long way.
SEBASTIAN Vettel expressed his sadness at the end of what has been a crushingly dominant, record-breaking campaign.
Crushingly So it pains me to say this was the worstever series opener.
A crushingly heavy dub groove rumbled in the background as the band sang the booming chorus as a group harmony.
Bulgaria's ombudsman has fueled fears that the European Commission is about to issue a crushingly critical report over the country's alleged failure to reform its courts, reduce corruption, and fight organized crime.
Sufferers often develop crushingly low self-esteem and become withdrawn.
is arrested "without having done anything wrong," Elkin's novel functions as a manifestation of his own pessimism: Leo Feldman is revealed to be far from a model citizen, and, crushingly, redemption is nowhere to be found within the labyrinthine, constantly-changing prison system.
I have read the victim impact statement - the loss will be crushingly hard to bear.
The company's approach to redefining what we can expect from the luxury car class was so crushingly thorough, the S-Class still stands out like a beacon four years after its launch," the magazine said.
Bell's Kitchen (ITV, weeknights), meanwhile, is reserved for those pseudo-celebrities so crushingly inane that highlighting their mere existence is deemed punishment enough for whatever tepid crimes against taste and culture they long ago perpetrated.
They fight the good but crushingly tedious fight for fairness against a U.
gt;In a nutshell: Crushingly conventional, but with the requisite laughs and heart.