Example sentences for: painful

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

  • What We Can Learn From STDs: The most unlikely simile of the weekend belongs to John Harris on Washington Week in Review . Tailgate is "more like herpes than AIDS," because though not fatal, it promises many painful flare-ups.

  • After the painful experience of the American Revolution, the EIC conducting business from the islands of Penang and Singapore epitomized the British policy of insulating colonies from local politics.

  • There are so many painful emotional and logistical details surrounding the nightmare of a divorce--the search for good counseling, the brouhaha about how it will affect the kids--that no one ever really talks publicly about the ways in which people are often forced to part with a lot of their money.

  • It'd certainly be more cathartic for the anti-smoking forces, and probably less painful for the tobacco industry, than the farcical death by a thousand cuts process that's currently underway in Washington.

  • ...Painful, try helping prove you're delighted by supersentences that prevail.

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