They preferred to endure the most excruciating pain, rather than separate for an hour.
"Then we'll push on at once," she gasped, as if speech itself were an excruciating effort.
Here the excruciating anguish of the father, overcame that of the dying man.
The cold was keener than ever; it was merciless; it was excruciating.
He is off his food, and sinks rapidly in condition; ...