EXCRUCIATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXCRUCIATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  torment emotionally or mentally; subject to torture
Classic Sentence:
1  Then he understood that it must be in pain: pain so excruciating that he seemed, mysteriously, to feel it shooting through his own body.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  The pain of moving his eyes was too excruciating to be borne and he groaned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  Mr. Bumble, seeing with excruciating feelings, the delight of the two old paupers, who were tittering together most rapturously, hesitated for an instant.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
4  These she began to thrust into the image in all directions, with apparently excruciating energy.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
5  Drowsiness was irresistibly mastering him, but he kept awake by an excruciating pain in his arm, for which he could find no satisfactory position.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
6  After La Trobe had been excruciated by the Rector's interpretation, by the maulings and the manglings of the actors.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
7  He came into the room and nodded abstractedly to Wildeve, his lips still parted, and his features excruciatingly strained in the emission of the chorus.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
Example Sentence:
1  She groaned at the memory, suffering all over again the excruciating embarrassment of those moments.
2  When I bend my arm, the pain is excruciating.
3  He died after five days of excruciating torture.
4  I was in excruciating pain and one leg wouldn't move.
5  The tablets brought temporary respite from the excruciating pain.
6  Why, you have saved my life! - snatched me from a horrible and excruciating death!