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Mink experience symptoms of respiratory distress from SARS-CoV-2, similar to humans, and die quickly after being infected with the virus.

Seeing his distress, Richards put his arm around Martin’s shoulder.

Kayla Jimenez reports that the emotional distress often came in the form of vitriolic social media posts, but also included phone calls and text messages.

Thys didn’t hang any of the flags upside down, but these are clearly distress symbols.

This is yet another in a line of preventable tragedies, another instance of police officers shooting unarmed men who are in psychological distress.

The ultimate result would be a more dangerous Brooklyn, most distressingly for kids such as Sarah and Mary.

Distressingly, this framing of the debate limits so many options.

Another month, another sign that the job market remains unchangingly, distressingly stuck.

In a city as large as New York, flawed witnesses are distressingly familiar.

"It is n't distressingly calm now," said the extra-strong frames—they were called web-frames—in the engine-room.

“Professor Fortescue is eloquent, but he makes one feel distressingly vegetable,” said Temperley.

The winters of Avignon, however, are sometimes rendered by it most distressingly cold.

You have, indeed, but you were such dear little girls then, and now you are growing distressingly tall; I do not half like it.

When the New York train reached there the young man found his guest in the smoking-car, travel-stained and distressingly clad.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distressingly, such as: acutely, genuinely, intensely, passionately, profoundly, and sadly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.