Usage examples for painful

  1. It's our painful duty, so you'd better be quiet. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  2. It has been a painful experience for her. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  3. Unfortunately, it was very quickly followed by the more painful feeling. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  4. I wrote this week nearly six pages, which was very good for me; this work is very painful in every way. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  5. I have done my duty- An exceedingly painful one, no doubt, remarked old Saracinesca. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  6. A silence fell upon the group that John and Katrina felt to be painful without understanding why. – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  7. It was hard and painful. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. " It is very painful," he said, bitterly; " but, thank heaven! – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. The blood came up over her face in a painful flood and her head drooped. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  10. His grasp upon her two hands was painful. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  11. He was the stranger among them; the one person from whom the painful thing, whatever it was, must be kept. – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  12. The name of Geraldine Challoner was always painful to her. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  13. So painful, you know. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  14. She glanced up at him; the tone was so painful. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  15. These words were not worth the breath it took to say them; but Montague was not aware of this, and felt a painful start within. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  16. The poor thing admitted that it had taken place; and that was enough for me, for it was a painful business, so I made it worth his while to clear out. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  17. It was no doubt a painful subject, and one which he was naturally anxious to forget. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  18. This last idea was painful to him. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  19. This evening proved a very painful one to the Comtesse de Camors. – Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet