The job growth trajectory still points to a painfully slow recovery.
None of us actually woke up like this, not even the most painfully hip amongst us.
Yeah, dad, you made me painfully aware of that my whole life.
As a culture, we have been painfully slow in adjusting to the way female authority looks.
The vulnerability of the Russian economy was painfully evident during the 2008-09 recession.
It was here, too, that I was painfully wounded by an exploding shell from the enemy on the tip of the right hip bone.
For he had been painfully conscious now and then that he played but second fiddle.
The other answers would work themselves out through the veiled years, slowly, painfully perhaps.
They spoke of him as "he," and as leading a painfully worthless and disreputable life.
Then his causeless doubt and disquietude again came on him so painfully that he could no longer remain at the window.