torturous


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extraordinarily painful or distressing

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Not exactly a study in the rule of law there, but as every good National Reviewreader knows, sleep-deprivation doesn't become torturous before 12 days and water isn't persuasively frigid until it hits 40 degrees.
Despite Loney's torturous imprisonment, he harkens to the call of Jesus to love our enemies, do good to those who harm us, pray for those who persecute us.
Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, excited and enthused about my new independence and all the good times coming my way, After four torturous years of high school, I was now in my dorm room unpacking.
Baylor University is the common denominator and much light is shed on its own recent torturous pilgrimage.
The axiom might be applied ten-fold on the tough Marathon to Athens course, where the course record has stayed unbeaten since 1969, and where temperatures at the start are expected to be in the 100s, just as they were for Radcliffe's torturous race a week ago.
Sometimes, however, the monotony of repetition becomes irritating, unbearable, indeed, eventually torturous.
JW of Heddon-on-the-Wall's long and torturous potted history of his/her family's 50-year history boiled down to one point: we are not scroungers.
Then it was back to the studio and links so torturous Beadle would reject them.
Joining with two Columbine survivors, both students having endured torturous and debilitating injuries from bullets purchased at Kmart, Moore confronts Kmart corporate executives and, in his signature way, throws them off kilter.
Dougal, a torturous ruler of the Summer Country, along with Fiona and Sean, enacts a plan so that Dougal can gain Maureen's power while Fiona can control Brian's abilities.
Deep bed filtration forces the molten metal to flow through a torturous path, which allows more opportunities for inclusions to come in contact with and be retained by filter filaments.
Even more torturous is the healing process: It can take a year for new epithelial (outer skin) cells to repair the hole.
Our concern is that the viability of urban regeneration is undermined by a torturous, bureaucratic and under-resourced planning system and the fact that as a nation we appear to be struggling to find solutions to the long-term planning and investment in our infrastructure, " he said.
In the second Rome cast of Sacre, Curti's high, frenzied leaps added a perfect element to the torturous closing sequence.