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harrowing -- as in: a harrowing story
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Gone with the Wind
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  • How he must have loved harrowing them with descriptions of her activities with the store, the mills, the saloon.
  • He must know how harrowing her experience had been, must know she did not want to spend an evening at Melanie’s when her tired body and jangled nerves cried out for the warm relaxation of bed and blankets—with a hot brick to make her toes tingle and a hot toddy to soothe her fears.

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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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