torturous


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extraordinarily painful or distressing

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As there is not a glimmer of hope of any quality to dad's life, it is truly torturous to live with.
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.
But any other time or place, these tales will make the perfectly torturous treat.
The torturous racket bracket - a wrist strap complete with metal plate and loop in which the base of the racket threads in to - has become my new best friend, and I have the fresh scars to prove it.
The 26-year-old midfielder is nearing the end of a torturous battle to regain his fitness after 15 nightmare months - and with three recent substitute appearances under his belt, could be handed a starting role at the JJB Stadium Wigan striker Julius Aghahowa is set to return for Latics while Emile Heskey has shaken off a minor knock and Titus Bramble is over a virus.
Though a new AM, he took the long-view during the torturous coalition negotiations which culminated in the formation of the Labour-Plaid Cymru Government.
A moving novel encapsulating abiding faith in the power of God and Jesus Christ to aid mankind's torturous existence and offer a pathway to heavenly rapture.
Flores' lifeless body finally came to rest near a sidewalk, a victim of what prosecutors say was torturous murder.
Based upon recent events stemming from Major League Baseball (MLB), Olympic Track and Field, and the torturous Tour de France, the bottom line is easily discernable: We are facing a formidable PED upswing with a stout contingent of athletes from all sports who are being mentored and advised by astute associates who search feverishly for testing loopholes.
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.
As the Nazis rose to power, Hermann Broch historicized kitsch as the expression of a bourgeoisie caught between an asceticism of puritanical work and an exaltation of romantic feeling; in his view this cultural bind tended kitsch toward a torturous mix of prudery and prurience, which is indeed the character of much Nazi art.
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.