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Definition extremely painful—physically as from a toothache or emotionally as from embarrassment
  • My toothache is excruciating.
excruciating = extremely painful
  • At that age it caused excruciating embarrassment.
  • excruciating = extremely painful (emotionally)
  • She suffers excruciating headaches.
  • excruciating = extremely painful
  • Why, you have saved my life!—snatched me from a horrible and excruciating death!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Then he understood that it must be in pain: pain so excruciating that he seemed, mysteriously, to feel it shooting through his own body.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Almost instantly the excruciating pain in his hand had diminished to the throb which was, now, all he could recall of the experience.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • excruciating = extremely painful
  • The Giver hesitated painfully, as if saying the name aloud might be excruciating.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • excruciating = extremely painful
  • His walk to our table is excruciatingly slow.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • excruciatingly = extremely embarrassing
  • Excruciating hunger and starvation.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • excruciating = extremely painful
  • Jonas asked him after he had received a torturous memory in which he had been neglected and unfed; the hunger had caused excruciating spasms in his empty, distended stomach.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • excruciating = extremely painful
  • The eyes of the town are turning with excruciating reluctance toward the new flow and the new era.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • An excruciating tingling filled Eragon's limbs as the spirits raced through his body, coursing down every one of his nerves.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The pain from his ribs was excruciating, and the current continued to beat him down.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Then he understood that it must be in pain: pain so excruciating that he seemed, mysteriously, to feel it shooting through his own body.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The pain in his neck was excruciating—his head had snapped back from the impact of Janza's fist.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Teabing felt the truth come crashing down on him in excruciating austerity.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Arthritis has found my fingers, I am in excruciating pain, and I fear my entries here in your pages, Dear Diary, shall be fewer and farther between.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • "It is excruciatingly cold," I said, and he began to laugh.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • She was an excruciating throb of pain from one end to the other.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The pain is excruciating.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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