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Synonyms for torturously

in a very painful manner

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The average speed for the M606 is just over a torturously slow 24mph while the M606 isn't much better at just over 26mph.
Besides, thanks to the healthy eating messages I've bombarded my kids with since the day they were born, they are torturously slow when it comes to eating them.
Indeed, seeing Eamonn in the flesh - he torturously shuffles, more than walks - his pain is evident.
The question how to act predictably proves rather tougher, however, as the torturously self-divided voice of Sordello sounds for the first time:
The alternative, in a country where the Catholic Church still wields enormous influence, is to follow a torturously convoluted--and for many, prohibitively expensive--path to an annulment.
Quintana's superb achievement is to admit Spain's culpability in her violent conquest of the New World while simultaneously erasing it without recourse to the torturously defensive and chauvinistic rhetoric indicative of Spain's "apologistas."
Frustratingly for the reader, the new language of secret question and answer between Agaat and Milla that has come about so slowly and torturously in their mapmaking closes soon after it opens.
He was to bear the full blast of the arrogant breed of officials, whose torturously insulting and patronizing behavior, it appeared almost to the point of servility.
Eyes glazed over, slumped shoulders, repetitive yawning and head down whilst stealing glances at the clock across the room, torturously waiting for the day at the office to end.
There is clearly a spark between the two, but conventions of the time, plus her fears of a tarnished reputation, mean that their coming together is a torturously long process.
If he isn't guilty the cops are torturously destroying his life and his career.
Far Far Away proceeds methodically, providing little description about setting or characters, aside from McNeal's descriptions of the confections from a local bakery which are torturously detectible.
Such "Capitalist Realism," while torturously confronting money with its doubled status as a "real" reproduction, "was but a way of observing, and not enough to discover the refuge of the chief culprit."
Sitting in as it punishingly stalls, veers and surges erratically is an orthopedic nightmare, whiplashing cervical vertebrae torturously.