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excruciating
used in The Giver

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Definition
extremely painful; or tormenting emotionally—as from embarrassment
  • Almost instantly the excruciating pain in his hand had diminished to the throb which was, now, all he could recall of the experience.
    p. 70.1
  • 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.
    p. 111.0
  • Excruciating hunger and starvation.
    p. 111.9
  • The Giver hesitated painfully, as if saying the name aloud might be excruciating.
    p. 140.9

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