gut-wrenching


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gut-wrenching

Agonizing; extremely distressing, unpleasant, or emotionally disturbing; having a severe effect on one's feelings. What a gut-wrenching loss for the young athlete, who poured her heart and soul into this match. Kids today are so desensitized that images of violence their grandparents would have found gut-wrenching now barely even register a response.
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The result is sharp reporting and analysis on the state of black masculinity in the 21st century with perspective that veers from gut-wrenching honesty to laugh-out-loud funny.
Saints are those who are vulnerable to the gut-wrenching pain of this world," she said in her sermon.
Their journeys toward hope, understanding and life are gut-wrenching yet not to be missed.
He hotly pursued Brokeback Mountain, meeting with three different directors who were attached to direct it over seven years, "because it's such a powerful, gut-wrenching love story irrespective of sexuality.
But the Viper has a different character: it is a back-to-basics, make-no-excuses, in-your-face, gut-wrenching torque, all-American sports car and you won't find cupholders and you won't find fancy interiors, you will find basic performance.
Olsen, 60, appeared unaffected by the gut-wrenching trip home.
The pictures of the devastation wrought by Katrina were gut-wrenching.
On the market for 9 years, the drug has become decreasingly effective against Campylobacter, which causes gut-wrenching illness in people.
A gut-wrenching tale, none the less powerful for being fictional, up to the very last pages.
It was gut-wrenching missing the World Cup, but I still think I have something to offer my country.
This is pure honesty at a gut-wrenching level, but done in a surreal and thought-provoking way.
The former Rangers midfielder was in awe of the noise levels at Hampden in Saturday's gut-wrenching Euro 2008 defeat to Italy.
In a gut-wrenching false ending, a woman cradled a man's limp body as the rest of the cast took their bows, signaling that tragedy persists alongside daily life.
Lowe scattered six hits over 8 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking none, for which he was rewarded with a gut-wrenching loss.
However, not being able to see my grandchild is gut-wrenching.