soul-harrowing love

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  • This high point of philosophy, to laugh and be merry in the midst of the most soul-harrowing woes, when the heart-strings are just bursting asunder, was reserved for thy Lovelace.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But I lose time; yet know not how to employ it till this fellow returns with the sequel of thy soul-harrowing intelligence!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Conjures him to hasten to him the rest of his soul-harrowing intelligence.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Then, baring, with a still more frantic violence, part of her enchanting neck — Here, here, said the soul-harrowing beauty, let thy pointed mercy enter! and I will thank thee, and forgive thee for all the dreadful past! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • This soul-harrowing materialism haunted Tolstoi during all the years of his youth and early manhood, and threw him constantly into fits of melancholy and inner brooding.

    Cosmic Consciousness

  • In his bursts of passion, in his vehement soliloquies, in the soul-harrowing force of his simulated invective, he is said to resemble Edmund Kean; but how are you to judge of an actor who in his comic moments certainly approaches the image we have formed to ourselves of Munden and Dowton, of Bannister and

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Her heart was hardened by the prince of darkness; and to her may be applied these afflicting and soul-harrowing words, "can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then will they do good who are accustomed to do evil."

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs

  • There is not anything more soul-harrowing for a man in time of war, or for a man engaged in

    Addresses and Presidential Messages of Theodore Roosevelt, 1902-1904

  • To hold on true to his purpose in the face of such soul-harrowing indifference is the crowning act of heroism upon the part of our missionaries.

    Brazilian Sketches

  • I have since seen full-grown men, under slighter provocation than we endured, jerk off a collar, tear it in two, and throw it to the winds, chased by the most soul-harrowing expletives.

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

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