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Brave New World
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  • Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about.
  • From time to time he stretched out his arms as though he were on the Cross, and held them thus through long minutes of an ache that gradually increased till it became a tremulous and excruciating agony; held them, in voluntary crucifixion, while he repeated, through clenched teeth (the sweat, meanwhile, pouring down his face), "Oh, forgive me!

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  • My toothache is excruciating.
  • At that age it caused excruciating embarrassment.

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