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agony
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "I would rather do so," was Edmond reply, "than suffer the inexpressible agonies which the slightest movement causes me."
  • No, sir, he died of brain-fever in dreadful agony.
  • The young girl rose instantly, but the man lay on the earth struggling in the agonies of death.
  • Edmond uttered a cry of agony, and, quite out of his senses, rushed towards the door, exclaiming, "Help, help!"
  • Besides, although you suffer much, you do not seem to be in such agony as you were before.
  • When seven o’clock came, Dantes’ agony really began.
  • Dantes declared, however, that he would rather die where he was than undergo the agony which the slightest movement cost him.
  • What passed in the mind of this man at the supreme moment of his agony cannot be told in words.
  • He had just expired, with clinched hands, his mouth in a spasm of agony, and his hair on end in the sweat of death.
  • Their agony formed part of their merit—if they were not seen alive, they were despised when dead.
  • There all the thoughts which had disturbed me during my year of constant agony came back with double force.
  • At this last thought Mercedes burst into a flood of tears, and wrung her hands in agony; but the thought, which she had always repelled before when it was suggested to her by another, came now in full force upon her mind; and then, too, old Dantes incessantly said to her, ’Our Edmond is dead; if he were not, he would return to us.’
  • One could have thought that he was undergoing the agonies preceding death.
  • This second attack was much more violent than the first, and he had slipped from the couch to the ground, where he was writhing in agony.
  • "You see you were deceived," murmured the magistrate; "come and see her, and on her bed of agony entreat her pardon for having suspected her."
  • Overpowered with agitation, the poisoner succeeded in groping her way to the door, and reached her room in an agony of fear.
  • But Morrel saw nothing; he had grasped the hand of Valentine, and unable to weep vented his agony in groans as he bit the sheets.
  • It was something terrible to witness the silent agony, the mute despair of Noirtier, whose tears silently rolled down his cheeks.
  • Count, you prolong my agony.
  • The man he sacrificed to his ambition, that innocent victim immolated on the altar of his father’s faults, appeared to him pale and threatening, leading his affianced bride by the hand, and bringing with him remorse, not such as the ancients figured, furious and terrible, but that slow and consuming agony whose pangs are intensified from hour to hour up to the very moment of death.
  • All around him were lying the Palikares, writhing in convulsive agonies, while two or three who were only slightly wounded were trying to escape by springing from the windows.
  • Until then he had been sustained by rage, by his strength of mind, by despair, by the supreme agony which led the Titans to scale the heavens, and Ajax to defy the gods.
  • —Oh, what agony!
  • Every pulse beat with feverish excitement, every nerve was strained, every vein swollen, and every part of his body seemed to suffer distinctly from the rest, thus multiplying his agony a thousand-fold.
  • The globe of the lamp appeared of a reddish hue, and the flame, brightening before it expired, threw out the last flickerings which in an inanimate object have been so often compared with the convulsions of a human creature in its final agonies.
  • "Can you be a coward?" continued Villefort, with increasing excitement, "you, who could count, one by one, the minutes of four death agonies?
  • It was because you loved me well enough to give me one of those sweet means of death of which we were speaking; a death without agony, a death which allows me to fade away while pronouncing Valentine’s name and pressing your hand."

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