He had emerged from that crimson twilight into the common electric glare with a self-consciousness intensified to the pitch of agony.
Pale, wild-eyed, the Director glared about him in an agony of bewildered humiliation.
"They’re done for," said Bernard and, urged by a sudden impulse, ran forward to help them; then thought better of it and halted; then, ashamed, stepped forward again; then again thought better of it, and was standing in an agony of humiliated indecision–thinking that they might be killed if he didn’t help them, and that he might be killed if he did–when (Ford be praised!), goggle-eyed and swine-snouted in their gas-masks, in ran the police.
But I hadn’t meant to say so," cried the Savage, clasping his hands in a kind of agony.
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!