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painfully

  
   adv  
1      (lit)  
his tooth throbbed painfully      la muela le producía un dolor punzante  
he felt the muzzle of the revolver dig painfully into his side      sintió el dolor que le causaba el revólver clavándose en el costado  
I hope he dies slowly and painfully      espero que tenga una muerte lenta y dolorosa  
2      (emphatic)    (=extremely)  
to be painfully aware of sth/that ...      ser plenamente consciente de algo/de que ...  
it was painfully clear that ...      estaba penosamente claro que ...  
she was painfully shy/thin      era tan tímida/delgada que daba pena  
our economic recovery will be painfully slow      nuestra recuperación económica va a ser un proceso lento y penoso or doloroso  
3    (=laboriously)   con mucho trabajo or esfuerzo
Translation English - Spanish Collins Dictionary  
she was painfully thin exp.
estaba tan flaca que daba pena verla

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-Spanish
exp.
era tan tímida/delgada que daba pena
exp.
estaba penosamente claro que ...
exp.
ser plenamente consciente de algo/de que ...
exp.
nuestra recuperación económica va a ser un proceso lento y penoso {or} doloroso
exp.
la muela le producía un dolor punzante
exp.
espero que tenga una muerte lenta y dolorosa
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"painfully": examples and translations in context
The survivorsâ stories were written painfully on their bodies. Las historias de los sobrevivientes estaban dolorosamente escritas en el cuerpo.
Two seconds later the answer was painfully obvious. Dos segundos más tarde, la respuesta era dolorosamente obvia.
And for the vast majority, it is very little, painfully inadequate. Y para una gran mayoría, es muy poco, penosamente insuficiente.
On the second track - the political process - progress remains painfully slow. En cuanto a la segunda vía -el proceso político- los progresos siguen siendo penosamente lentos.
Precious depicts this powerfully and painfully. Precious representa todo esto de forma poderosa y dolorosa.
The African-American experience is painfully exemplified in the circumstance of Mumia's life. En la vida de Mumia se ve la dolorosa experiencia afroamericana.
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