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As the Times-Picayune tells us, the process is achingly slow.
Benjamin Robson Wearing his hair in his signature dreadlocks and jeans with holes the size of grapefruits in the knees, Duritz delivered a few of his achingly powerful vocals with both hands stuffed into his pockets.
The other film was Stuart Saves His Family, the SNL spinoff about the achingly unfunny addiction-and-recovery guru.
Instead, it is told in flavorless, achingly long cut scenes.
In place of the tentative, awkward romance between Charlotte and Bob, there’s the achingly sweet father-daughter between Johnny and Chloe, played by the eleven-year-old Elle Fanning.
Her achingly vulnerable songs – sung in a plaintive, slightly reedy voice that Knitel channels – tell a story of love and loss that mirrors King’s own.
This is an achingly personal show – dark and sometimes subtle, with redemptive moments of humor and transcendence.
Realistic one minute, film noirish the next, farcical the next and then achingly real, Suh’s play keeps us off-guard for its entire length.
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First Known Use of achingly
Synonymsvery, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
Antonymslittle, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
Related Wordsabsolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
Near Antonymsmeagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
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