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agony
used in Frankenstein

30 uses
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Definition intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • I put my hand before my eyes, and cried out in agony, ...
    Chapter 21 (59% in)
agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet.
    Chapter 5 (1% in)
  • When I was otherwise quite restored to health, the sight of a chemical instrument would renew all the agony of my nervous symptoms.
    Chapter 6 (55% in)
  • It was an historical subject, painted at my father's desire, and represented Caroline Beaufort in an agony of despair, kneeling by the coffin of her dead father.
    Chapter 7 (69% in)
  • Tears, unrestrained, fell from my brother's eyes; a sense of mortal agony crept over my frame.
    Chapter 7 (74% in)
  • I could not sustain the horror of my situation, and when I perceived that the popular voice and the countenances of the judges had already condemned my unhappy victim, I rushed out of the court in agony.
    Chapter 8 (49% in)
  • The poor victim, who on the morrow was to pass the awful boundary between life and death, felt not, as I did, such deep and bitter agony.
    Chapter 8 (80% in)
  • I listened to this discourse with the extremest agony.
    Chapter 9 (58% in)
  • I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge.
    Chapter 13 (80% in)
  • I exclaimed in agony.
    Chapter 15 (38% in)
  • The inside of the cottage was dark, and I heard no motion; I cannot describe the agony of this suspense.
    Chapter 16 (20% in)
  • The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food; but a circumstance that happened when I arrived on the confines of Switzerland, when the sun had recovered its warmth and the earth again began to look green, confirmed in an especial manner the bitterness and horror of my feelings.
    Chapter 16 (51% in)
  • But the agony of my wound overcame me; my pulses paused, and I fainted.
    Chapter 16 (67% in)
  • I only wonder that at that moment, instead of venting my sensations in exclamations and agony, I did not rush among mankind and perish in the attempt to destroy them.
    Chapter 16 (89% in)
  • I wept bitterly, and clasping my hands in agony, I exclaimed, "Oh!
    Chapter 17 (87% in)
  • Even in my own heart I could give no expression to my sensations—they weighed on me with a mountain's weight and their excess destroyed my agony beneath them.
    Chapter 17 (94% in)
  • I feel yet parched with horror, nor can I reflect on that terrible moment without shuddering and agony.
    Chapter 21 (21% in)
  • The human frame could no longer support the agonies that I endured, and I was carried out of the room in strong convulsions.
    Chapter 21 (24% in)
  • Sometimes I entreated my attendants to assist me in the destruction of the fiend by whom I was tormented; and at others I felt the fingers of the monster already grasping my neck, and screamed aloud with agony and terror.
    Chapter 21 (26% in)
  • It is true, he seldom came to see me, for although he ardently desired to relieve the sufferings of every human creature, he did not wish to be present at the agonies and miserable ravings of a murderer.
    Chapter 21 (43% in)
  • The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief.
    Chapter 22 (62% in)
  • While I still hung over her in the agony of despair, I happened to look up.
    Chapter 23 (28% in)
  • My manner as I thus addressed him was impressive but calm; I had formed in my own heart a resolution to pursue my destroyer to death, and this purpose quieted my agony and for an interval reconciled me to life.
    Chapter 23 (76% in)
  • Let the cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony; let him feel the despair that now torments me.
    Chapter 24 (6% in)
  • To you first entering on life, to whom care is new and agony unknown, how can you understand what I have felt and still feel?
    Chapter 24 (10% in)
  • Sometimes, seized with sudden agony, he could not continue his tale; at others, his voice broken, yet piercing, uttered with difficulty the words so replete with anguish.
    Chapter 24 (36% in)
  • Do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse?
    Chapter 24 (82% in)
  • I shall no longer feel the agonies which now consume me or be the prey of feelings unsatisfied, yet unquenched.
    Chapter 24 (96% in)
  • Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine, for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever.
    Chapter 24 (98% in)
  • I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.
    Chapter 24 (99% in)

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