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  • adjective Alternative spelling of gut-wrenching.


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  • Chrysler President Jim Press called decisions for terminating showroom franchise agreements "gutwrenching" but "absolutely necessary" to facilitate his company's successful transition into an alliance with Italy's Fiat SpA.


  • That was really beautiful and gutwrenching and true.

    Clockwatching | Her Bad Mother

  • And in 2009's The Messenger, a gutwrenching drama starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster, one of the art interns is credited as Elizabeth "Biz" Lynch.

    Peter Bradshaw on nicknames in closing credits

  • It's that last testimony of despair that captures very well the gutwrenching horror of listening to Belgacom's awful music without having any confidence that the person at the far end will be able to deal with your problem, indeed knowing that they will probably try to blame you for dialling the wrong number or pressing the wrong button.

    Belgacom again

  • After winning a 2005 Tony as Best Actor for the knock-down, drag-out drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? he's landed gutwrenching roles on a pair of dead-serious shows.

    Cheers & Jeers: CSI and Lights Out — Fears of a Clown

  • But comparing the video to my boy of today, I realize it was a different child – a different level of the same child – and the prospect of losing the child I have today to his 17, 19, 24-month old selves is gutwrenching!

    Hello, Goodbye | Her Bad Mother

  • This does not mean I'm not all for Help the Heroes and actively help fundraising for the British Legion, I just think we're losing sight of what is heroic and what is just plain gutwrenching, heart breaking bad luck.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Mother Nature is to blame for shaking the ground, but the heartbreaking, breath-taking, gutwrenching, tear-your-hair-out-with-grief death and destruction in Haiti is humanity's fault - for being so disgustingly comfortable with gigaextreme economic inequality, economic injustice.

    When Devastation Meets Charity

  • Her body was shaken once more with anguished, gutwrenching sobbing.

    ANY RAPPORT IN A STORM • by Iggy Smythe

  • If anyone wondered how the freshman would rebound from the gutwrenching loss to Penn State, that play on Ohio State's first possession was quite an answer.


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