Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of painful: more painful

Etymologies

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painful +‎ -er

Examples

  • "The belly ain't so sudden as the eye-socket, but it's more lingerin ', and a heap painfuller," explained the gun man, and

    Going Some

  • I said, "If there is one death that is painfuller than another, may I get it if I don't do that thing."

    Complete Letters of Mark Twain

  • Surely few things in the history of carnage are painfuller.

    The French Revolution

  • And now, in a new stage of the business, when History, ceasing to shriek, would try rather to include under her old Forms of speech or speculation this new amazing Thing; that so some accredited scientific Law of Nature might suffice for the unexpected Product of Nature, and History might get to speak of it articulately, and draw inferences and profit from it; in this new stage, History, we must say, babbles and flounders perhaps in a still painfuller manner.

    The French Revolution

  • a thousand, for ten thousand miles: that man that doth this, he must look to meet with cross, pain, and wearisomeness to the flesh, especially if as he goeth he meeteth with briars and quagmires, and other incumbrances, that make his journey so much the more painfuller.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • For nothing is painfuller than to have the pail shaken off the head when it is brim-full of the waters of life, and we are walking staidly under it. "

    Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare, Euseby Treen, Joseph Carnaby, and Silas Gough, Clerk

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