Anything else was a short road to a painful death.
Her voice held the promise of a long and painful death.
I don't suppose it would be too painful a death.
He saw ahead of him a painful and lingering death.
They were left there to die a slow and painful death.
One mother killed a child along the way to spare her a long, painful death.
They could do nothing but watch in sorrow as their child died a painful death.
The risk of painful and premature death is one in two.
The infection was just getting hold and it would be a long, painful death.
He had spent weeks waiting for a painful death, and been rescued only at the last moment.