This state of mental anguish is, however, less terrible than the sufferings that precede or the punishment that possibly will follow.
"Oh!" exclaimed Dantes, his heart wrung with anguish.
Never did a gamester, whose whole fortune is staked on one cast of the die, experience the anguish which Edmond felt in his paroxysms of hope.
At this moment of mortal anguish the cold sweat came forth upon his brow, a pang stronger than death clutched at his heart-strings.
It was, that another partook of his punishment—that another partook of his anguish—that another was to die before him.
My father looked at his watch, and paced up and down with a countenance expressive of the greatest anguish.
Mercedes uttered these words with such deep anguish, with an accent of such intense despair, that Monte Cristo could not restrain a sob.
Noirtier watched her with evident anguish.
The bell here rang for the third time, with another shriek of anguish.
He turned towards Noirtier; the pallor and anguish expressed on his countenance momentarily increased.
The young man overwhelmed by the weight of his anguish, fell heavily on his knees before the bed, which his fingers grasped with convulsive energy.
It was terrible to behold the frightful pallor of that woman, the anguish of her look, the trembling of her whole frame.
Villefort again groaned with anguish and despair.
"Open; it is I." But notwithstanding this request, notwithstanding the tone of anguish in which it was uttered, the door remained closed.
The name was pronounced in such a tone of anguish that the servants ran up.
The count breathed with difficulty; the cold drops ran down his forehead, and his heart was full of anguish.
When, sir, I tell you all this with tears of heartfelt anguish, can you reply that I am wrong, can you prevent my putting an end to my miserable existence?
Half an hour, an hour, an hour and a half elapsed, and during this period of anguish, Edmond leaned over his friend, his hand applied to his heart, and felt the body gradually grow cold, and the heart’s pulsation become more and more deep and dull, until at length it stopped; the last movement of the heart ceased, the face became livid, the eyes remained open, but the eyeballs were glazed.
The sight of this, instead of exciting the anguish experienced by the count in the dungeon, filled his heart with a soft and grateful sentiment, and tears fell from his eyes.
With an expression of indescribable anguish he threw himself upon the body of the child, reopened its eyes, felt its pulse, and then rushed with him into Valentine’s room, of which he double-locked the door.
D’Avrigny turned round and uttered a very feeble "Yes," but Morrel, disengaging his hand, rushed to the bed, and after having pressed the cold lips of Valentine with his own, hurriedly left, uttering a long, deep groan of despair and anguish.
Black figures are seen scattered over the long white avenues; the silence of earth and heaven is alone broken by the noise made by the crackling branches of hedges planted around the monuments; then follows the melancholy chant of the priests, mingled now and then with a sob of anguish, escaping from some woman concealed behind a mass of flowers.
’—no matter whose voice had spoken, we should have heard him with the smile of doubt, or the anguish of incredulity,—and yet how many times has your father blessed life while embracing you—how often have I myself"— "Ah," exclaimed Morrel, interrupting the count, "you had only lost your liberty, my father had only lost his fortune, but I have lost Valentine."
Speak to me not as a magistrate, but as a friend; and when I am in bitter anguish of spirit, do not tell me that I ought to be gay.
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