Grant wrote his memoirs in 1885 at the breathtaking pace of 25–50 pages a day while in excruciating pain from throat cancer.
It also shows how excruciating it can be for those involved to navigate through the process.
But LCI(L)-88 had been anchored off Easy Red for just four excruciating minutes.
The pain was so excruciating that talking was difficult for the man.
For those 15 excruciating minutes in front of the TV cameras, he put on his best game face.
These two wounds, at every change of the weather, cause a most excruciating headache.
The pain must have been excruciating, for the man was terribly lacerated.
Never in his life had he suffered the excruciating or long-drawn-out agony that he experienced as ladle man this night.
The pain was excruciating—but it did not break that lock-hold on the outlaw's hand and gun.
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."