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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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Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], December 7 ( ANI ): Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Thursday termed the video of a man being burnt alive over alleged love-jihad case in Rajsamand as gut wrenching and assured stringent action against the perpetrator.
A DISTRAUGHT jewellery shop owner has spoken of the gut wrenching moment he realised his business had been raided by thieves.
Nathalie said: "I don't worry too much about being killed off and I hope that if I do it's very gut wrenching or provoking in some way - very epic or memorable.
She let out a gut wrenching, celebratory scream as she threw up her racquet and swung her arms after winning one of the toughest battles of her career.
But for Brechin boss Jim Weir the late drama was, he admitted: "Gut wrenching."
CAITRIONA FOLEY insists Cork are on a revenge mission against Galway after a 'gut wrenching' defeat to the same side earlier in the championship.
From gut wrenching emotion to light and humorous observation the reader is enlightened and exposed to a subject, often avoided.
I don't want anyone to think that this is not a gut wrenching decision for me,''he said.
Locals described the screams of the injured man in his mid thirties - as 'gut wrenching' and 'disturbing'.
Thousands of angry farmers and their families have organised a protest march during the Labour Party annual conference over the "gut wrenching" cash crisis hitting their industry.
24 ( ANI ): Director of the US intelligence James Clapper has reportedly said that the mega revelations made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden were 'gut wrenching' and it was difficult to stop such leakers.
The former Bairns skipper said: "It's really gut wrenching to be leaving the club.
He said: "It's gut wrenching - it really turns my stomach what the government's doing - its playing God.
Mark Smith, a dairy farmer of Nidderdale said the decision to slash the number of suppliers from 500 to 200 was "gut wrenching" and the National Farmers Union blasted it as "terrible news".