Usage examples for painfully

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. You are too painfully honest. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  6. 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
  7. A short, but painfully thoughtful pause succeeded, on the part of Mrs Wyllys. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. " No, I'll go alone," said his partner; " Smith's a very shy man- painfully shy. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. The little face flushed painfully, and the eyes filled again. – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  10. 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
  11. How painfully was this realized by Mrs. Markland. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  12. Tess drew herself up painfully. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  13. As she moved painfully about the room he watched her with cruel, dangerous eyes. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  14. She flushed deeply but not painfully. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  15. " I forgot it, sir,"- and William's own voice sounded to his ear painfully clear. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. 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
  17. Mr. Carlyle was painfully startled. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  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. My meaning is painfully simple. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. 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