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harrowing
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The Awakening
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harrowing -- as in: a harrowing story
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The Awakening
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  • 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.

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  • It was a harrowing journey through war-torn Afghanistan.
  • The story is especially harrowing because it could have happened to any of us.

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