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.
It was hard and painful, but good, very good! said Natasha.
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.
Nothing she had gone through in the last month had been more painful than watching him struggle to regain composure now.
Evidently Natasha needed to tell that painful yet joyful tale.
For the first time the memory wasn't painful, but a reminder that despite all odds, something magical had happened between them.
When Pierre reached the fire and heard Platon's voice enfeebled by illness, and saw his pathetic face brightly lit up by the blaze, he felt a painful prick at his heart.
When he saw Natasha he waved his arms despairingly and burst into convulsively painful sobs that distorted his soft round face.
Rhyn growled a painful laugh, appreciative of the death dealer's dark humor.
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."
It is too painful for her!
They carefully guarded their open wounds from any rough and painful contact.
He flushed joyfully yet with painful distress.
Painful relations between father and son, quite apart from the personal antipathies already existing, were therefore inevitable.
This appeal produced a painful impression.
Her personal charms were not potent enough to wean Charles away from the society of his mistresses, and in a few weeks after her arrival she became aware of her painful and humiliating position as the wife of the selfish and licentious king.
Returning to London early in November, he found it necessary to consult his physicians for a symptom which, neglected since 1761, had gradually become complicated with hydrocele, and was now imperatively demanding surgical aid; but the painful operations which had to be performed did not interfere with his customary cheerfulness, nor did they prevent him from paying a Christmas visit to Sheffield Place.
This is painful, but, loving my benefactor and sovereign, I submit.
The movement brought a painful awareness of how stiff her muscles were becoming.
He refused to release her, instead pushing her into a painful run up the beach, over the sandbags, and out of immediate danger.
Dean could only guess how painful so strong a blast directed at your body—and sometimes head—must feel.
"I'll make it less painful than usual," the pale man said.
He focused straight ahead, painful memories bombarding him.
There was no point in discussing that painful subject.
Her heart resumed beating with a painful surge when Justin's attention returned to Denton.
Painful as it might be, she was going to have to write any plans that included Justin out of her future.
She gazed up at him in the dim light, summoning the courage to address a painful subject.
I spared no one, but their fates were as painful as I was able to make them.
During the sojourn in Botany Bay the crew had to perform the painful duty of burying a comrade - a seaman named Forby Sutherland, who was in all probability the first British subject whose body was committed to Australian soil.
This weakness was the worst blot on Cranmer's character, but it was due in some measure to his painful capacity for seeing both sides of a question at the same time, a temperament fatal to martyrdom.
In the quiet of a country town, far removed from actual contact with painful scenes, but on the edge of the whirlwind raised by the Fugitive Slave Bill, memory and imagination had full scope, and she wrote for serial publication in The National Era, an anti-slavery paper of Washington, D.C., the story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly."
His professional success was not great; his manner was violent, his appearance unattractive, and his speech impaired by a painful stammer.
Indeed, as one of the acutest and most sympathetic of his critics has remarked, the deep and settled grudge he has betrayed towards every form of Christian belief, in all the writings of his maturity, may be taken as evidence that he had at one time experienced in his own person at least some of the painful workings of a positive faith.
In short, it became only too evident that there was no royal road to national prosperity, and that Russia, like other nations, must be content to advance slowly and laboriously along the rough path of painful experience.
She paused, surprised how painful the thought was of never being in his arms again.
She lay with her hands and head across his chest heaving painful, soul-shattering sobs.
Once she turned him and helped him through the painful first weeks, he abandoned her.
It was sad and painful for him to talk to Tikhon who did not understand him.
This memory carried him sadly and sweetly back to those painful feelings of which he had not thought lately, but which still found place in his soul.
With painful dejection he awaited the end of this action, in which he regarded himself as a participant and which he was unable to arrest.
Painful as that was it was not that which tormented Pierre at the moment.
She did not know why she had to, she knew the meeting would be painful, but felt the more convinced that it was necessary.