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agony
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Babbitt
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  • The evening before his marriage was an agony, and the morning wild with the desire to flee.
  • He felt as though he had been stuffed with clay; his body was bursting, his throat was bursting, his brain was hot mud; and only with agony did he continue to smile and shout as became a host on Floral Heights.
  • VI As he rode back to the hotel Babbitt reflected, "Myra would have enjoyed all this social agony."
  • Dilling nodded in his curtest manner and strode up-stairs Babbitt tramped the living-room in agony.

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

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