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Synonyms for torturously

in a very painful manner

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The upshot of the argument--nearly each step of which unfolded amidst torturously complex interpretive disputes--received further support from consideration of how the Hebrews treated the Gentiles living among them.
Or does the new administration think the old, torturously slow procedure is preferable by which it may take seven long years for a decision to be made?
87) The Royal Commission had left a legacy of torturously extended, investigative and performance management processes--for DoCS, Health workers, Teachers and NSW Police.
With countless other Monirs and Omars stuck on this stretch of highway, and more joining the torturously slow-moving line by the minute, how long before the effects of the new regulations on the border will severely impact the GCC's economy?
It is undisputed that if the risk presented by the three-drug protocol materializes, the inmate will suffer a torturously excruciating death, the type explicitly outlawed by the Eighth Amendment.
But as newly established courts have assumed powers over conversion; as the aguna problem remains torturously unsolved; as rabbis are told to submit to higher authorities; as powerful figures dig in their heels to keep tolerance, common sense, and balance from prevailing in the Orthodox world, we aren't laughing.
Photos showed him meeting with politicians and religious representatives from every side of the torturously complicated Civil War.
This inhibits the expansion of the lungs, making it difficult to breath and causing the nerve endings to scrape torturously against the hard lining.
Although a sage Middle East scholar of the contemporary era and a pleasure to read, Bernard Lewis is torturously difficult to listen to at length and, for whatever reason, chose to narrate his own book in its audio form.
Some districts had to be torturously shaped to avoid having the district boundaries encompass the homes of multiple Democratic incumbents.
Instead, even if it has gone directly to the guy at mid-off, who is some eight yards from where the bowler will be commencing his run-up, he chucks it to the keeper, who tosses it to first slip and it then continues on its torturously slow process via gully, extra-cover, back to mid-off and then finally to the bowler.
Even though cardinals sing before sunrise at the end of January, even though red-winged blackbirds start nesting at the end of February, and robins begin their morning chorus in the middle of March, the season can feel torturously uneventful.
It's the way seasons often end for Marty Schottenheimer -- dramatically, torturously, with a bizarre twist and another chorus of questions about why the NFL's winningest active coach can't win in the playoffs.
Let all these monotonous and torturously dull rituals pass by like a dream.