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  • It expressed, plainer than words could do, the intensest anguish at having made himself the instrument of thwarting his own revenge.
  • For his life he could not avert that excess of emotion: mingled anguish and humiliation overcame him completely.
  • I swept it along the carpet, and then memory burst in: my late anguish was swallowed in a paroxysm of despair.
  • And he took his wife in his arms, and looked at her with anguish.
  • There was such anguish in the gush of grief that accompanied this raving, that my compassion made me overlook its folly, and I drew off, half angry to have listened at all, and vexed at having related my ridiculous nightmare, since it produced that agony; though WHY was beyond my comprehension.
  • And now he stared at her so earnestly that I thought the very intensity of his gaze would bring tears into his eyes; but they burned with anguish: they did not melt.
  • His young and fair features were almost as deathlike as those of the form beside him, and almost as fixed: but HIS was the hush of exhausted anguish, and HERS of perfect peace.
  • Earnshaw looked up, like me, to the countenance of our mutual foe; who, absorbed in his anguish, seemed insensible to anything around him: the longer he stood, the plainer his reflections revealed their blackness through his features.
  • My young lady, on witnessing his intense anguish, stooped to raise him.
  • She told me that her anguish had at last spurred Linton to incur the risk of liberating her.
  • I ought to have sweat blood then, from the anguish of my yearning — from the fervour of my supplications to have but one glimpse!
  • I read in his countenance what anguish it was to offer that sacrifice to spleen.
  • And whatever it was, it communicated, apparently, both pleasure and pain in exquisite extremes: at least the anguished, yet raptured, expression of his countenance suggested that idea.
  • Never did any bird flying back to a plundered nest, which it had left brimful of chirping young ones, express more complete despair, in its anguished cries and flutterings, than she by her single ’Oh!’ and the change that transfigured her late happy countenance.
  • The anguish he had exhibited on the moor subsided as soon as ever he entered Wuthering Heights; so I guessed he had been menaced with an awful visitation of wrath if he failed in decoying us there; and, that accomplished, he had no further immediate fears.
  • Well, Hareton’s aspect was the ghost of my immortal love; of my wild endeavours to hold my right; my degradation, my pride, my happiness, and my anguish — ’But it is frenzy to repeat these thoughts to you: only it will let you know why, with a reluctance to be always alone, his society is no benefit; rather an aggravation of the constant torment I suffer: and it partly contributes to render me regardless how he and his cousin go on together.

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  • I felt unbearable anguish when my 4-year-old child died from brain cancer.
  • Her guilt led to anguish until she committed her life to good.

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