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After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The new galleries had been finished four whole years, but they still looked painfully fresh.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
It was painfully evident to the most casual observer, that she had died of absolute starvation.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
The application to the immediate circumstances of those brave gentlemen was painfully direct.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The tone was so painfully earnest, that a momentary suspicion crossed her of his having some other motive.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
As he took Richard's arm he gave the long heavy sigh that always fell so painfully on Ethel's ear.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Coach after coach crawled slowly and painfully up the steep hill, some coming from London, others bound thither.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
But her heart was beating more painfully just now than it had done any time during the evening.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
The stranger smiled weakly and placed a pair of painfully thin hands on the desk as though to steady himself.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The former at least has been accentuated since yesterday, when your likeness to Hi struck me very painfully.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO PAINFULLY

  • acutely
  • badly
  • critically
  • dangerously
  • extremely
  • firmly
  • gravely
  • hard
  • hardly
  • intensely
  • markedly
  • painfully
  • rigorously
  • roughly
  • seriously
  • sharply
  • sorely
  • sternly
  • strictly
  • with an iron hand
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