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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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ALL of the words used to describe the scarcely believable climax to Tuesday night's game seem somehow inadequate to convey the gutwrenching disappointment that suddenly fell upon us deep into stoppage time.
Carrara's only crime was turning what would have been a handwringing, gutwrenching defeat into an ugly one.
If they don't, it will be another gutwrenching Six Nations campaign.
ASHLEY Westwood wants to get Villa back to winning ways after a double gutwrenching blow last weekend.
While admitting that the gutwrenching 31-30 defeat at Nelspruit's Mbombela Stadium had probably been the worst experience of his coaching career, Gatland declared he was proud of the performance.
Fickou's late try will forever haunt this England team and their head coach Stuart Lancaster, but Robshaw takes consolation from the resilience shown in the aftermath of such a gutwrenching loss.
To lose three children like that is just heartwrenching, gutwrenching WADE DE CAMPO e
Shattered Scottish skip Murdoch said: "That was gutwrenching.
HE'S an award-winning star of the big screen and stage - but all Julian Glover wants is a gutwrenching, violent, gory death on the telly.
Instead, his first gutwrenching job in the wake of Wembley heartache was to remind his crestfallen stars they'll have to start from scratch without the big-time riches.
It was appreciably a gutwrenching day for team principal Christian Horner, but he has no doubts his team will come out fighting in the next race in Brazil in a fortnight.
The Hand of Joe was just as gutwrenching as the Hand of Henry, which cost Ireland their World Cup dreams in Paris.
It's hard to forget how much he was affected by a similarly gutwrenching defeat to the Pearl Of Manacor in last year's Artois final at Queen's, when he should have won both sets but ended up losing 7-6 7-5.
The conflict has been far from sanitised by author Richard van Emden, who has included gutwrenching accounts of warfare that we have come to expect from oral histories of the Great War.