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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • The scalding water burst forth from his eyes and, burning with shame and agony and fear, he drew back his shaking arm in terror and burst out into a whine of pain.
  • His hands clenched convulsively and his teeth set together as he suffered the agony of its penetration.
  • He suffered its agony.
  • O, what agony then for the miserable sinners!
  • When the agony of shame had passed from him he tried to raise his soul from its abject powerlessness.
  • —Yet even then, in that hour of supreme agony, Our Merciful Redeemer had pity for mankind.
  • At the washstand a convulsion seized him within; and, clasping his cold forehead wildly, he vomited profusely in agony.
  • No, no. It is impossible for any human being to do that which offends so deeply the divine majesty, that which is punished by an eternity of agony, that which crucifies again the Son of God and makes a mockery of Him.
  • An eternity of endless agony, of endless bodily and spiritual torment, without one ray of hope, without one moment of cessation, of agony limitless in intensity, of torment infinitely varied, of torture that sustains eternally that which it eternally devours, of anguish that everlastingly preys upon the spirit while it racks the flesh, an eternity, every instant of which is itself an eternity of woe.
  • An eternity of endless agony, of endless bodily and spiritual torment, without one ray of hope, without one moment of cessation, of agony limitless in intensity, of torment infinitely varied, of torture that sustains eternally that which it eternally devours, of anguish that everlastingly preys upon the spirit while it racks the flesh, an eternity, every instant of which is itself an eternity of woe.
  • …memory enrage, the mind filled with darkness and despair, never to escape; ever to curse and revile the foul demons who gloat fiendishly over the misery of their dupes, never to behold the shining raiment of the blessed spirits; ever to cry out of the abyss of fire to God for an instant, a single instant, of respite from such awful agony, never to receive, even for an instant, God’s pardon; ever to suffer, never to enjoy; ever to be damned, never to be saved; ever, never; ever, never.

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

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