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  • adv. In a gruelling manner.


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gruelling +‎ -ly


  • The gruellingly-steep slopes will go a huge way towards determining the final general classification, and strong performances will be necessary for all who want to target yellow or even a top ten on GC.

    Takeaki Ayabe grabs lead at Tour de Langkawi; Americans Chris Jones and Alex Howes now in top 10

  • Indeed the last two in 2003 and 2007 were such gruellingly tedious one-sided affairs, littered with meaningless "Super" stage matches and spineless collapses by the few teams who could potentially test Australia, that this year's event has to have only three close games to make it seem like a classic by comparison.

    Cricket World Cup needs classic moments – not Bryan Adams – to be a hit | Rob Bagchi

  • It's a curious East/West schism that Japanese horror somehow becomes more delicate, more epicurean, when it is most gruellingly sadistic, whereas Western horror almost always forfeits its sophistication when crossing these lines, too blunt to be effectively cruel.

    Archive 2006-04-23

  • Oliver Hirschbiegel's film Downfall is a deeply important contribution to the canon of Second World War cinema - a gruellingly in-depth depiction of the final days of Adolf Hitler's reign as Führer of the Third Reich.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Prof Abrahams, an English professor and senior vice-president of the Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, won his rectorship by running a gruellingly public race in which he was interrogated by all "stakeholders" in the university community after a public lecture and televised interview procedure earlier this week.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This is not just because they're gruellingly drawn-out affairs, but also because most of those in attendance are not up for awards, and most of those who are in the running finish as losers.

    The Guardian World News

  • If that's the case, it wouldn't be entirely unexpected, considering the director is Blood Diamond's Ed Zwick, a filmmaker whose work can be as well-crafted as it is gruellingly earnest.

    JAM! Showbiz

  • Write a gruellingly personal entry for your blog dissecting every aspect of the situation which has upset you so much.

  • Written mind you, after many moons of research conducted under gruellingly terrifying life threatening conditions.



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