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Definitions of painfully

  1.   in or as if in pain; " she moved painfully forward"; " sorely wounded"
  2.   In a painful manner.
  3.   unpleasantly; " his ignorance was painfully obvious"

Quotes of painfully

  1. The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday. – Theodor Adorno
  2. I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me. – Jim Carrey
  3. I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist. – Robert Crumb
  4. But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely. – Janice Dickinson
  5. If I kind of like a guy, then I'm a fantastic flirt. But with a guy I truly like, I get painfully shy. – Shannen Doherty
  6. My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family. – Albrecht Durer
  7. The do -it -yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned. – William Greider
  8. Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges. – Anna Lindh
  9. Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
  10. If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious. – Neale Donald Walsch
  11. Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man. – Patrick White

Usage examples for painfully

  1. As she moved painfully about the room he watched her with cruel, dangerous eyes. ” – The Nether World by George Gissing
  2. This letter was in her pocket when the Earl arrived, and she took it out and read it again after the Earl had whispered in her ear that word so painfully sweet. ” – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  3. She got through with a tear in her coat, landing on stiff plough through which Mrs. Ainslie's grey was struggling painfully – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  4. My meaning is painfully simple. ” – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. “ Tess drew herself up painfully – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  6. “ " No, I'll go alone," said his partner; " Smith's a very shy man- painfully shy. ” – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  7. “ Mr. Carlyle was painfully startled. ” – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  8. The little face flushed painfully and the eyes filled again. ” – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  9. Now and then he glanced across the room at Maria, whose narrow shoulders he could see bent painfully over her work. ” – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  10. How painfully was this realized by Mrs. Markland. ” – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  11. “ " I forgot it, sir,"- and William's own voice sounded to his ear painfully clear. ” – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. She flushed deeply but not painfully – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  13. Considering the money expended, the precious lives sacrificed and the efforts exhausted during this quarter of a century the results achieved by this organization have been painfully though not unexpectedly, small. ” – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  14. You are too painfully honest. ” – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  15. “ " Yes," said Ordway, and to his annoyance he felt himself flush painfully at the sound of his own voice. ” – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  16. The first of these was his hair; for Heaven seemed to have suddenly given him the long- coveted means of changing its detested hue; and the next was an eyeglass, without which, he had long felt his appearance and appointments to be painfully incomplete. ” – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  17. He hadn't ten dollars to his name; he was painfully aware of the fact, and here were these six boys who would know it too in about two seconds. ” – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  18. “ " But do you mean that you always have to tell him to do what you don't want, in order to- well- that is-" Mr. Smith, finding himself in very deep water, blushed again painfully – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  19. If it is a painful object, am I able not to be painfully moved? ” – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  20. “ A short, but painfully thoughtful pause succeeded, on the part of Mrs Wyllys. ” – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper

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