Example sentences for: painfully

How can you use “painfully” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • And anyone with an interest in the history of economic thought will find the tale of how Keynes gradually, painfully arrived at his ideas--and of how his emerging vision clashed with rival schools of thought--fascinating.

  • My own experience bears this out only too painfully.

  • The effect is both monetary, in that it encourages donations, and political, in that it changes and challenges the indifference to the poor that seems so painfully common on the American political stage.

  • But he's painfully aware that the "certain age" keeps getting redefined so it's always safely in the future.

  • Only this year, the Ainu, an indigenous people of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, are struggling valiantly and often painfully to relearn their native language, which almost died out over the past fifty years.

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