Examples from the Web for painful
To his critics, he explained—sometimes at painful length—his reasoning against it.
What follows is hysterical, painful, weird, and strangely touching—a true Festivus for the rest of us.
I turned left, and began the long, painful walk to the emergency room at the University of Virginia medical center.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The audience--tout Hollywood--stands to cheer his slow and painful trek from the wings to the table.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He can't wrap his head around the idea that people may want to talk about painful events.
I repeat that I have no heart to dwell upon these painful details.The Life Of Sir John Falstaff|Robert B. Brough
I wish I could have sent you a more favorable report of my interference in this painful matter.The Black Robe|Wilkie Collins
The duty he had felt forced to do had been too painful in its nature to make him willing to discuss it even after it was over.An Unoficial Patriot|Helen Gardener
When the time came for it, there was almost a painful silence in the school-room.Zigzag Journeys in Europe|Hezekiah Butterworth
A hot sitz bath may sometimes be suggested for inflammatory and painful conditions in the pelvic region.Vitality Supreme|Bernarr Macfadden