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At once uproarious, raw, and painfully honest, “Discord” unveils the many virtues and vices of these towering icons.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a painfully slow process and, worse yet, not a lot of fun.
At the moment, that process is very complicated and painfully slow.Air Force Pilots Say They're Flying Blind Against ISIS|Dave Majumdar|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wife he lost is painfully near as this riveting book gets underway.
Instead, we see there is a painfully innocent happiness to Rene about her spiritual “transformation.”
I was ready to do as she prescribed; she affected me painfully, she had given me a "turn," and I wanted to get away from her.Louisa Pallant|Henry James
The old boy beamed at me over his glasses as he vented a horrible chuckle; didn't seem to notice how painfully shocked I was.The Haunted Pajamas|Francis Perry Elliott
He went over the figures again, painfully printed on the back of an envelope picked from the kitchen trash-basket.Mountain|Clement Wood
The contrast between the actual Lady Wychcote and the "reasonable woman" surmised by Carfew struck her as so painfully droll.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
The effect of this on the luxury-loving Darfurians was painfully evident.Fire and Sword in the Sudan|Rudolf C. Slatin