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distressfully

See definition of distressfully on Dictionary.com
  • as insorely
  • as inuncomfortably

synonyms for distressfully

  • acutely
  • badly
  • greatly
  • sadly
  • severely
  • woefully
  • painfully
  • grievously
  • heartbrokenly
  • very
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How to use distressfully in a sentence

Her heart throbbed distressfully; at the stir of wind-breath or any distant note of clamour she stopped, and held her breathing.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
My head ached distressfully over the puzzle, but I could make nothing of it.
THE LATE MISS HOLLINGFORDROSA MULHOLLAND
Dane fancied the boys were doing their utmost, but the progress they made appeared distressfully slow.
THE LEAGUE OF THE LEOPARDHAROLD BINDLOSS
She let it stay, yet looked away from him, up through the darkling branches, and distressfully shook her head.
BONAVENTUREGEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
As she regarded his face, covered with a moist blueness, she thought distressfully that he was near to death.
MOTHERMAKSIM GORKY
But for some little time she was distressfully aware that she had never considered her parents in the matter at all.
A TRUE FRIENDADELINE SERGEANT
So standing and distressfully musing, she heard the click of the Byingtons' door as Ruth left Leonard on the porch.
BYLOW HILLGEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
"I think you had better go—you must really catch your boat," Sir Claude said distressfully to Mrs. Wix.
WHAT MAISIE KNEWHENRY JAMES
"Eh, lad, but thou does take me up so, not giving me a chance to say—say—" She sank down distressfully on a chair.
A LOVER IN HOMESPUNF. CLIFFORD SMITH
Jukes cried distressfully; and the other repeated, "What would my old woman say if she saw me now?"
TYPHOONJOSEPH CONRAD
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WORDS RELATED TO DISTRESSFULLY

  • acutely
  • badly
  • distressfully
  • greatly
  • grievously
  • heartbrokenly
  • painfully
  • sadly
  • severely
  • very
  • woefully
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.