But LCI(L)-88 had been anchored off Easy Red for just four excruciating minutes.
It also shows how excruciating it can be for those involved to navigate through the process.
The pain was so excruciating that talking was difficult for the man.
Every time the minute was up, the phone would beep, which was excruciating for the person crouching by a door vent.
By releasing his returns, Romney created an excruciating political problem for Johnson.
These two wounds, at every change of the weather, cause a most excruciating headache.
The cold was keener than ever; it was merciless; it was excruciating.
Never in his life had he suffered the excruciating or long-drawn-out agony that he experienced as ladle man this night.
The pain must have been excruciating, for the man was terribly lacerated.
Prior to the earthquake and fire, he had been a constant sufferer from the most excruciating headaches.
1560s, from Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare "to torture, torment, rack, plague;" figuratively "to afflict, harass, vex, torment," from ex- "out, thoroughly" (see ex-) + cruciare "cause pain or anguish to," literally "crucify," from crux (genitive crucis) "cross."