Usage examples for harrowing

  1. Then, too, he recoiled from Francois' purely intellectual labour, for he himself had scarcely emerged from the harrowing study of conflicting texts. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  2. We can not too strongly recommend harrowing corn as soon as it comes out of the ground. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  3. I was told that scarce an inmate of the fatal neighbourhood where I had left my family had escaped; and convinced, finally, that my fate was still pursuing me with an unmitigated wrath, of which this last blow was but a single expression, that I might have foreseen and expected, I madly agreed to work my passage in the first vessel which promised me an escape from scenes so fraught with harrowing recollections. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins