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Definitions for harrowing
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agonizing, agonising, excruciating, harrowing, torturing, torturous, torturesome(adj)

    extremely painful

Wiktionary

  1. harrowing(Adjective)

    Causing pain or distress.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harrowing

    of Harrow

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harrowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harrowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of harrowing in a Sentence

  1. Prosecutor Kym Worthy:

    It is a gross understatement to say that this case is harrowing example of irresponsible pet ownership.

  2. Mark Hamillhas:

    I mean she was just so instantly ingratiating and funny and outspoken. She had a way of just being so brutally candid, i’d just met her but it was like talking to a person you’d known for ten years. She was telling me stuff about her stepfather, about her mom, about [her father] Eddie Fisher — it was just harrowing in its detail. I kept thinking, ‘Should I know this?’ I mean, I wouldn’t have shared that with somebody that I had trusted for years and years and years. But she was the opposite. She just sucked you into her world.

  3. Elizabeth Smart:

    Elizabeth Smart was held captive by Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, for nine months, and the case captivated the nation just months after the 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Smart was raped, tethered to trees by steel cables and left without food and water for days at a time. Elizabeth Smart recalled what Elizabeth Smart said to Brian David Mitchell on the night Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped. There finally came a point where I remember stopping Brian David Mitchell and just saying, ‘ If you're just going to rape and kill me, please do it here,' because in my mind I was thinking I want my parents to know what happened to me, I wanted them to find me even if it was just my body, brian David Mitchell had this smile and it was just, it was bone chilling … Brian David Mitchell said, ‘ I'm not going to rape and murder you. Yet,' Elizabeth Smart added. Wanda Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2010, and Brian David Mitchell is serving two life terms. Elizabeth Smart will talk about how Elizabeth Smart moved past the harrowing incident 15 years later, according to E ! News. The special will air on Nov. 12 and 13 before the Lifetime original movie.

  4. Kevin McAleenan:

    The reasonable changes proposed by this nonpartisan panel, could dramatically reduce migration of family units from Central America, help eliminate dangerous and illegal border crossings, as well as improve the care of children who are brought on this harrowing journey, these recommendations are essential to secure our border and for the safety and welfare of children living in Central America and elsewhere who will continue to make this dangerous trek north.

  5. Aron Harper:

    The most harrowing moments were when we first arrived on scene, dealing with these forest fires growing on you, flames jumping fifty feet in the air, we were yelling at guys to get out of there because the thing was growing so fast. I’ve never seen a fire grow that fast in my life.

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