It resembled that perpendicular seam sometimes made in the straight, lofty trunk of a great tree, when the upper lightning tearingly darts down it, and without wrenching a single twig, peels and grooves out the bark from top to bottom, ere running off into the soil, leaving the tree still greenly alive, but branded.
She whirled and marched to a closet, wrenching it open.
I shall die! she muttered, wrenching herself from Marya Dmitrievna's hands with a vicious effort and sinking down again into her former position.
In his absence, it was too heart wrenching to even look, knowing he was unavailable and unable to help.
After more gut wrenching waiting the word came in.
The publican was fighting one of the smiths at the door, and when the workmen came out the smith, wrenching himself free from the tavern keeper, fell face downward on the pavement.
It was heart wrenching when sometimes our tip failed to bring about justice.
It was so heart wrenching to Martha she insisted Howie try more than once, in an effort to succeed.
He sought a distraction to keep him from wrenching open the door and hauling the small queen away from her second.
The gut wrenching pain left him unable to process any rational thought.