harrowing


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extraordinarily painful or distressing

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There should be no repetition of his harrowing experience with Naratu.
You know me well enough, my dear," he said, "to be assured that I am incapable of willingly harrowing your feelings or misleading your judgment.
The substance of his books consists chiefly of the sufferings of his heroines under ingeniously harrowing persecution at the hands of remorseless scoundrels.
Lawrence, and wished to exchange him for me; and if I had loved and reverenced her less to begin with, the preference might have gratified and amused me; but now the contrast between her outward seeming and her inward mind, as I supposed, - between my former and my present opinion of her, was so harrowing - so distressing to my feelings, that it swallowed up every lighter consideration.
I warn my "kyind friends," then, that I am going to tell a story of harrowing villainy and complicated--but, as I trust, intensely interesting--crime.
Strange and harrowing must be his story, frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course and wrecked it--thus!
Other thoughts followed, on which it was less harrowing to dwell.
There's Mrs Neale at it again with her harrowing tales about her little children.
A prey to the most harrowing anxieties and apprehensions, he went from magistrate to magistrate, and finally to the Secretary of State.
Apparently, she's only just recovered from being at the heart of so controversial a story and fears the "idea of having to be in that kind of harrowing pain again is too much".
We're spending a fortune salting the gallops and we keep harrowing them.
Harrowing and heartbreaking, this is the film of the week by many a mile.
A HARROWING drama that poses questions which you may find difficult to answer.
THE IMAGE OF CHRIST HARROWING HELL carries us into that crack in time between Christ's death and Resurrection.
Created by Chris Gerolmo and TV pioneer Steven Bochco, ``Over There'' is an obviously gritty, often harrowing depiction of the war in Iraq.