heart-wringing love

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  • And I hope you're both right, that there really will be a pony at the end of this heart-wringing saga.

    Pony Pep Talk Needed...ARRGGH!

  • He doesn't see the story as a shop-worn anachronism (it's set in 2001, but it feels like 1944), and he doesn't milk it for heart-wringing sentiment (the plot does all the milking on its own).

    Kurt Loder Reviews ‘Dear John’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • “Kresley Cole … effortlessly delivers heart-wringing romance, likable heroines, hot heroes, and hotter sex … set against an original and exciting paranormal mythology that keeps the both the story and reader speeding along from one high point to another.”

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Instead it is a heart-wringing paeon to homesickness.

    After a chequered history the England World Cup song is dead

  • “Kresley Cole … effortlessly delivers heart-wringing romance, likeable heroines, hot heroes, and hotter sex … set against an original and exciting paranormal mythology that keeps both the story and the reader speeding along from one high point to another.”

    Demon From The Dark

  • He had waited a long time for his day in court, and he gave a heart-wringing account of the way Verres had abused his hospitality, stolen his property, trumped up charges against him, fined him, tried to have him flogged, sentenced him to death in his absence, and then forged the records of the Syracusan court—records which Cicero produced in evidence and passed around the jury.

    Imperium

  • "The thing is, Max, " he said, tons of heart-wringing emotion in his eyes, -you're even more special than I always told you.

    The Angel Experiment

  • It was pathetic, heart-wringing fancying; and later in the day Clemens conceived and began the poem which now he brought to conclusion.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The heart-wringing ones were those who were pathetically close to recalling who they were and what they had been.

    The Mad Ship

  • A state of nervousness will ofttimes bring a heart-wringing crop of eruptions to the surface of the skin, and this condition is best remedied by plenty of baths, lots of fresh air, exercise, and a stiff but cheerful determination to brace up and not have any nerves -- which, by the way, is much easier said than done, as most of us know to our sorrow.

    The Woman Beautiful or, The Art of Beauty Culture

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