He, with a body fill'd and vacant mind,
Gets him to rest, cramm'd with distressful bread. Sh. H. V.
I often did beguile her of her tears,
When I did speak of some distressful stroke
That my youth suffered. Shakespeare's Othello.
The ewes still folded, with distended thighs,
Unmilk'd, lay bleating in distressful cries. Pope's Odyssey.
Distressful and desolating events, which have attended the mistakes of politicians, should be present in their minds. Watts.