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The lady declared herself willing to make any sacrifice, on those conditions--no matter how painful it might be--for her friend's sake.
In revealing that motive, I reveal the painful secret which brings me to this house.
They had to climb a mountain with snow to the midleg, which increased their painful toil.
Bulstrode carried his candle to the bedside of Raffles, who was apparently in a painful dream.
To leave the place finally would, he knew, be extremely painful to his wife, and on other grounds he would have preferred to stay where he had struck root.
Early in February, within a fortnight from the receipt of Willoughby's letter, Elinor had the painful office of informing her sister that he was married.
Painful recollections will intrude which cannot, which ought not, to be repelled.
She expressed her gratitude again, but it was too painful a subject to each, to be dwelt on farther.
Many men would have retained a feeling of vindictiveness towards Adam, but he would not--he would resolutely overcome all littleness of that kind, for he had certainly been very much in the wrong; and though Adam had been harsh and violent, and had thrust on him a painful dilemma, the poor fellow was in love, and had real provocation.
I send this letter to meet you on your arrival, Arthur, because I may then be at Stoniton, whither I am called by the most painful duty it has ever been given me to perform, and it is right that you should know what I have to tell you without delay.
This stimulation is believed to defuse the emotional intensity of the painful memory.
PESHAWAR -- A single-member Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday reserved its order on a condemned prisoner's application for stay order against his execution until decision on his petition seeking directives from the court to the government to introduce a mode of execution, which is not painful, instead of hanging to death.