Example sentences for: painfully

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

  • But then you chide me that the "painfully obvious answer" to my lament is that these changes won't come "if that kind of restriction violates the First Amendment."

  • Since Stein's fans tend to fetishize all things experimental, this straightforward, painfully autobiographical book (Stein was hurt by a failed love affair the summer she wrote it) has generally been dismissed as wooden, of interest only for its lesbian subject matter.

  • Hefeweizen was expensive on top of being unpopular, so its position at the bottom was hammered home--but not as painfully as that of Bass Ale . Bass had been in the respectable lower middle class of the preference rankings, so its disappointing Val-u-meter showing mainly reflects the fact that it was the only beer not on "sale" and therefore by far the costliest entry in the experiment.

  • The Arab predicament is most painfully evident in what Ajami calls "the orphaned peace" with Israel.

  • Significant shortcomings within the FDNY's command and control capabilities were painfully exposed on September 11.


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