Examples of painful in a Sentence
I got a painful sunburn.
We can't ignore our country's painful history of slavery.
His questions brought up a lot of painful memories.
It was painful to watch.
Recent Examples of painful from the Web
Today’s incident was a painful reminder of the challenges that African Americans continue to face,’’ Lonnie Bunch III, the museum’s founding director, said in a statement.
Downs countered that an internal visceral injury is extremely painful and, if accidental, would have likely prompted the child to mention the event that caused it and/or the pain.
Dawn Erin went nearly 20 years without health insurance before the Affordable Care Act, bouncing between free clinics for frequent and painful bladder infections.
The fast food juggernaut has been lauded in the press for learning from those painful experiences and for drafting a blueprint to quickly replace an ailing CEO.
Clinton acknowledged this painful reality in her speech Friday, but assured graduates that being at her alma mater was the right place to return after her loss.
Optimistic, has gotten him plenty of unexpected media attention in recent years even has his cancer has spread, causing painful tumors in his back and now covering his liver.
The Leavers’ is a gritty and painful story of immigration in which the American dream is constantly re-examined alongside the Chinese dream.
Poor babies, two hours of not being included must be so, so painful.
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First Known Use of painful
PAINFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of painful for English Language Learners
: causing pain to your body
: causing emotional pain
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