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gruelling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgruellinggru‧el‧ling British English, grueling American English /ˈɡruːəlɪŋ/ adjective  DIFFICULTvery difficult and tiring The cast took a break from their gruelling schedule. a grueling journeysee thesaurus at tiring
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gruellingOr see them through an abortion, a divorce, a gruelling court-case?The Le Mans 24 hour race is the most gruelling event in the motor-racing calendar.Events include Hang Tough - a gruelling game of aerial chess - and Atlaspheres, a battle fought in giant globes.It could take fourteen weeks to complete the gruelling journey on foot from London to Rome in the Middle Ages.A chance for a last flourish and a bit of fun at the end of a gruelling league campaign.McAllister should be on his knees after a gruelling month at Elland Road.Middlesbrough face a gruelling ten-match programme in April.He has a serious nature and his powers of concentration are a boon when it comes to his gruelling training schedule.In his gruelling work schedule, sixty-year old Garrett continues at a rate that would tax many men half his age.
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