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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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Rajaa Berezag told of the gutwrenching moment she heard her father Zaoui had been caught up in the blast 22 years ago.
There have been moments like that over the last three months, gutwrenching moments where you wonder if anything else can go wrong because you feel like you are getting punished for every little thing you do.
With headliners Neck Deep and The Hives already announced, latest additions include The Bronx who will sink their teeth firmly into the stage with a gutwrenching performance, the electrifying Cancer Bats bringing with them circle pits and crowd surfing aplenty, as well as the youthful punk rebellion of Milk Teeth, ska-punk favourites Less Than Jake, and the ever-growing popularity of Jamie Lenman, plus many more.
I' " Davies, pictured above, added: "This is such an intense and gutwrenching story and I am delighted that this esteemed ensemble of actors will be bringing it to lifeFilming will begin in February in Belgium and northern France.
A gutwrenching knee to the liver sent the visitor down, allowing for a ground and pound stoppage.
The Exiles only narrowly missed out on a glamour trip to Anfield to face Liverpool last season after a gutwrenching 1-0 home defeat after extra-time by Plymouth Argyle following a second round replay, but they will be determined to go one better this time around.
skilfully weaves together multiple character arcs, building to a protracted sequence of gutwrenching terror that draws uncomfortable parallels with the present day.
Released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings at the Algiers Motel, Detroit is a slow-burning crime drama, which skilfully weaves together multiple character arcs, building to a protracted sequence of gutwrenching terror that draws uncomfortable parallels with the present day.
Kurtzman's picture is suitably dark to warrant a 15 certificate and polished action trumps gutwrenching emotion throughout.
It is far from ideal to go to Wolves so soon after such a gutwrenching defeat but Norwich boss Alex Neil will trust his players to react positively.
Even at this expanded length, we had to omit several of Jared's gutwrenching encounters with the buck (and other big ones).
But it was Aguilar's gutwrenching vocals and Asuncion's equally emotional solos on their final song, a highlycharged take on the Janis Joplin anthem, "Ball 'n' Chain" that bowled the audience over.
That gutwrenching fear of losing a child is played out in the haunting new BBC drama The Missing, starring James Nesbitt.
How many are enduring the same gutwrenching dismay?