HARROWING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HARROWING
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harrowing
 a.  agonizing; distressing extremely painful
Classic Sentence:
1  I was aware also that I should often lose all self-command, all capacity of hiding the harrowing sensations that would possess me during the progress of my unearthly occupation.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
2  And yet I couldn't believe that they would choose this occasion for a scene--especially for the rather harrowing scene that Gatsby had outlined in the garden.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
3  The ploughland was in splendid condition; in a couple of days it would be fit for harrowing and sowing.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
4  How he must have loved harrowing them with descriptions of her activities with the store, the mills, the saloon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
5  Never would Edna Pontellier forget the shock with which she heard Madame Ratignolle relating to old Monsieur Farival the harrowing story of one of her accouchements, withholding no intimate detail.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
6  "A harrowing old man, Mis'ess Yeobright," said Christian despondingly.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7  We both jumped up and, a little harrowed myself, I went out into the yard.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  So saying, he started to conduct his guests across a field which consisted mostly of moleheaps, and in which the party had to pick their way between strips of ploughed land and of harrowed.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
9  There was a merry chatter of peasant women over their linen at the pond, and the ring of axes in the yard, where the peasants were repairing ploughs and harrows.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 12
10  But it appeared that the carpenter was repairing the harrows, which ought to have been repaired before Lent.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
11  Oh, I meant to tell you yesterday, the harrows want repairing.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
12  The horses harnessed to the ploughs and harrows were sleek and fat.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 25
13  Electricity, he said, could operate threshing machines, ploughs, harrows, rollers, and reapers and binders, besides supplying every stall with its own electric light, hot and cold water, and an electric heater.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
14  In the meadow before the door lay three harrows, through which, in disorder, grew all the flowers of May.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WHAT IS MET WITH ON THE WAY FROM NIVELLES
Example Sentence:
1  The ash had to be removed from the tarmac less it clog the engines of the planes, endangering passengers who've already been through a harrowing ordeal.
2  At first the former prisoner did not wish to discuss his harrowing months of captivity as a political hostage.
3  The farmer's harrow was broken during his working.
4  The ox is never woe, till he to the harrow go.