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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISTRESSFULLY

No doubt the sight of Pierre, wandering so distressfully in the gloom, had moved him.

And not a few of their number are distressfully embarrassed and in debt.

"Oh, but I'm afraid that I'm terribly in the way," Bettina said distressfully.

"He bade me go to this Nicodemus, and I dare not do otherwise," she said distressfully.

But most distressfully he missed the physical feeling of the north—even in his sleep.

Once more, slowly, distressfully, the head turned on the pillow.

That he could not delay rejoining her much longer he was distressfully aware.

Thor turned and looked from the one to the other distressfully.

"Don't talk about the poplars," said the willow-tree, distressfully.

"Honest, Pud, I ain't your hat taking," said Carl distressfully.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from distress + -ful. Related: Distressfully; distressfulness.

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