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Definitionintense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
- But the king sat upon Snowmane, motionless, gazing upon the agony of Minas Tirith, as if stricken suddenly by anguish, or by dread.5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Ride of the Rohirrim (88% in)
- And there stood Meriadoc the hobbit in the midst of the slain, blinking like an owl in the daylight, for tears blinded him; and through a mist he looked on Eowyn's fair head, as she lay and did not move; and he looked on the face of the king, fallen in the midst of his glory, For Snowmane in his agony had rolled away from him again; yet he was the bane of his master.5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (34% in)
- He himself, though only for a little while, had borne the Ring, and now dimly he guessed the agony of Gollum's shrivelled mind and body, enslaved to that Ring, unable to find peace or relief ever in life again.6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (79% in)
There are no more uses of "agony" in The Return of the King.
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