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Definitionextremely painful; or tormenting emotionally—as from embarrassment
- The idea of their frightening her, and making her cry, and of my not being there to comfort her, was so excruciating, that it impelled me to write a wild letter to Mr. Spenlow, beseeching him not to visit upon her the consequences of my awful destiny.Chapters 37-39 (39% in)
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