harrowing experience

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harrowing experience

An experience that is frightening, chilling, or disturbing, either due to an implied or actual element of danger, or from being physically or emotionally unpleasant. With so much traffic, cycling in this city can be a harrowing experience. Walking through that graveyard last night was quite the harrowing experience. The film is very good, but it's a bit of a harrowing experience; it doesn't shy away from intense subject matter.
See also: experience
References in classic literature ?
It was a trembling and ashen-hued Usanga who tumbled out of the fuselage, for his nerves were still on edge as a result of the harrowing experience of the loop, yet with terra firma once more under foot, he quickly regained his composure.
There should be no repetition of his harrowing experience with Naratu.
The details of his recent harrowing experience returned to him.
It was a harrowing experience, but soon over, and once again the captive was being carried swiftly toward the east and what fate he could not even guess.
Ruby Gillis wrote a gushing epistle deploring Anne's absence, assuring her she was horribly missed in everything, asking what the Redmond "fellows" were like, and filling the rest with accounts of her own harrowing experiences with her numerous admirers.
Ali who was travelling with his wife and their six children to Turkey said they were given Dh1,745 each by the airline following a complaint detailing their harrowing experience at Turkey's Ataturk airport.
It scared the sh*t out of me,' the 'Nature Boy' recalled his harrowing experience in an interview with People TV.
How else can anyone explain the harrowing experience suffered by Pauline Pike?
Actress Sunny Leone, her husband, Daniel Weber and some friends had a harrowing experience when their private plane almost crashed in a remote place in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
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Halle had kept tightlipped for years about the abuse but recently felt compelled to share her harrowing experience.
From start to finish I was treated with professionalism and consideration through quite a harrowing experience.
This was a harrowing experience caused entirely by the mismanagement of the organisers.
Written and directed by Garrett Batty (Scout Camp), the film tells the untold, true story of Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst and their harrowing experience being kidnapped, beaten and held for ransom for nearly a week in Saratov, Russia.
Wellington, October 6 ( ANI ): Justin Bieber has revealed that he had a harrowing experience filming his latest video - because of his fear of sharks.