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agony
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  • I put my hand before my eyes, and cried out in agony, ...
  • When I was otherwise quite restored to health, the sight of a chemical instrument would renew all the agony of my nervous symptoms.
  • 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.
  • Tears, unrestrained, fell from my brother’s eyes; a sense of mortal agony crept over my frame.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I listened to this discourse with the extremest agony.
  • I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge.
  • The inside of the cottage was dark, and I heard no motion; I cannot describe the agony of this suspense.
  • But the agony of my wound overcame me; my pulses paused, and I fainted.
  • 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.
  • I exclaimed in agony.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The human frame could no longer support the agonies that I endured, and I was carried out of the room in strong convulsions.
  • The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief.
  • I shall no longer feel the agonies which now consume me or be the prey of feelings unsatisfied, yet unquenched.
  • I feel yet parched with horror, nor can I reflect on that terrible moment without shuddering and agony.
  • While I still hung over her in the agony of despair, I happened to look up.
  • Let the cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony; let him feel the despair that now torments me.
  • 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?
  • Do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse?
  • I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I wept bitterly, and clasping my hands in agony, I exclaimed, "Oh!

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  • She was in agony from a toothache.
  • She cried out in agony.

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