For her, losing them was painful enough, but losing a mate - that would be agonizing.
It felt like a sudden and painful swelling.
The movement brought a painful awareness of how stiff her muscles were becoming.
His lack of response sent a painful flush into her neck.
Nothing she had ever experienced in her life was more painful than that moment, knowing his pain and not being able to say a thing to help.
Look, just tell the gathering how painful it is to have missed all those good times by not remembering this lovely woman everyone says is such a saint.
Dusty didn't have to ask who; he knew Darian's painful history, thousands of years as a slave to the sadistic Black God.
He refused to release her, instead pushing her into a painful run up the beach, over the sandbags, and out of immediate danger.
His slain brother's wife had always been a painful sight for him, the reminder of his brother and a happier time before the Schism.
The words were too painful, and by the predatory stillness of the man across from her, she was terrified of what he'd do if she said it again.
Dean could only guess how painful so strong a blast directed at your body—and sometimes head—must feel.
That might be painful, considering where Mr. Dean was shot!
For the first time the memory wasn't painful, but a reminder that despite all odds, something magical had happened between them.
It'll be a slow, painful death.
I wanted you to suffer a long, painful death and was willing to do whatever it took to make that a reality.
Rhyn growled a painful laugh, appreciative of the death dealer's dark humor.
"I'll make it less painful than usual," the pale man said.
Romas had then been given the painful job of explaining to Kisolm that Kiera would most likely not meld well with their traditions, and Kisolm would have to be disappointed.
His words were accompanied by a squeeze on her arm painful enough to make her gasp.
Rocking back and forth, head bowed, Edith began to touch herself, her cheek, her arms, her body, again and again, as if indicating where she had been struck but unable to utter the painful words.
Is it painful when you turn into a wolf?
He focused straight ahead, painful memories bombarding him.
She tried the foot again and found that it was less painful this time.
After a quick supper of pastrami and fruit at Uncle Sally's Galley, Dean pedaled 27 hard miles, working up a good sweat and a painful case of shin splints.
Some find it painful and some don't.
There was no point in discussing that painful subject.
The passing of Josh was painful enough to everyone as it was.
Nothing she had gone through in the last month had been more painful than watching him struggle to regain composure now.
She examined her palms, already red and painful from the unaccustomed exercise.
He was instantly at her side, examining the painful cut on her leg.
I spared no one, but their fates were as painful as I was able to make them.
She paused, surprised how painful the thought was of never being in his arms again.
Hilda died in 680 after a painful illness lasting for seven years.
After a painful struggle I yielded to my fate; I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son; my wound was insensibly healed by time, absence, and the habits of a new life."
Children who hear acquire language without any particular effort; the words that fall from others' lips they catch on the wing, as it were, delightedly, while the little deaf child must trap them by a slow and often painful process.
When I find my work particularly difficult and discouraging, she writes me letters that make me feel glad and brave; for she is one of those from whom we learn that one painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.
Some have such a vast appetite for the former commodity, that is, the news, and such sound digestive organs, that they can sit forever in public avenues without stirring, and let it simmer and whisper through them like the Etesian winds, or as if inhaling ether, it only producing numbness and insensibility to pain--otherwise it would often be painful to bear--without affecting the consciousness.
It is painful, but it does one good.
It was unpleasant to Prince Andrew to meet people of his own set in general, and Pierre especially, for he reminded him of all the painful moments of his last visit to Moscow.