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All night he lay there, alternately unconscious and painfully sentient; and in the latter state watching with savage hatred the lurid flames which still rose from burning crib and hay cock.
So hard was he flung down the last time that his side smashed painfully against the rail, and Van Horn cried out:
The left hand stumbled slowly and painfully across the paper, and it was with extreme difficulty that we deciphered the scrawl.
But I am still here, all here," the hand scrawled more slowly and painfully than ever.
This position of affairs had now lasted three days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and household, were painfully conscious of it.
Miss Clack is painfully conscious that she ought (in the worldly phrase) to feel herself put down.
I had never in the whole of my previous experience found my duty and my inclination so painfully and so unaccountably at variance as I found them now.
Something jarred in me almost painfully while he was speaking his light farewell words.
At times her fingers played in the matted hair of the dead, and at others they lightly attempted to smooth the painfully expressive muscles of its ghastly visage, as the hand of the mother is seen lingering fondly about the features of her sleeping child.
The spirit of insubordination, which emanated from the unfortunate Asa, had spread among his juniors; and the squatter had been made painfully to remember the time when, in the wantonness of his youth and vigour, he had, reversing the order of the brutes, cast off his own aged and failing parents, to enter into the world unshackled and free.
Filmed in an East End boozer, this was painfully tedious - while, occasionally, it seemed painfully staged.
The situation is better than it was but progress has been painfully slow.