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Franny and Zooey
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  • The one I have in mind not only is wordy and earnest beyond my wildest dreams but is, to boot, rather excruciatingly personal.
  • Franny was now sitting with the flat of her free hand pressed against the side of her face, like someone with an excruciating toothache.

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

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