In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She felt she had no other option; it was a gut-wrenching decision.
- Yesterday's set of exquisitely correct opinions concluded with a statement about his gut-wrenching detestation of war.
- It was only hours later, after a gut-wrenching search through the body-strewn resort, that they found him alive.
- Her struggle with the drought is gut-wrenching and the ending heartbreaking.
- I gave one final, gut-wrenching, adrenaline-pumped heave.
- There was no disguising the stunned faces of the 24 players for whom every gut-wrenching hole had the atmosphere of the last in a major championship.
- It is a gut-wrenching cry that can apparently signify great joy or extreme pain.
- Her father said: ‘It's a really difficult time. It's gut-wrenching for all of us.’
- In battle, gut-wrenching fear was the dominant emotion.
- It was gut-wrenching to see the nurse's eyes - an endless and genuine depth of care, affection and love as she adjusted the blanket and stroked Gran's hair.
- Her quivering sobs are more the stuff of movies than of daily serials which offer more intrigue than gut-wrenching emotion.
- In his moment of gut-wrenching disappointment, Taylor said all the right things in congratulating the winning candidates.
- ‘It was gut-wrenching to learn of her murder in your paper,’ she said.
- It is perhaps a bit strange that this week, after losing by a bigger margin, the disappointment is not quite so gut-wrenching.
- The initial shock and disbelief at the news was replaced by a gut-wrenching amalgamation of loss, tears and anger.
- They still had to survive some gut-wrenching moments after that.
- It was a gut-wrenching climax to yet another nerve-jangling afternoon.
- It is gut-wrenching stuff, with raspy vocals that constantly upset the balance between inner-strength and genuine heartbreak.
- And now she brings us the gut-wrenching story of another remarkable young lady.
- At night she would wake up with nightmares and her shrieks were gut-wrenching.
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