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agony
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Catch-22
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  • His agony was terrifying, the piercing, unearthly howl with which he split the moonlit dark vibrating in its own impact for seconds afterward like a devastating shock.
  • ’They certainly look beautiful now writhing in agony or stupefied with morphine, don’t they?
  • ’I’m cold,’ Snowden whimpered feebly over the intercom system then in a bleat of plaintive agony.
  • They doubled over in agony and dropped.
  • Like Minniver Cheevy, he had been born too late — exactly thirty-six hours too late for the physical well-being of his mother, a gentle, ailing woman who, after a full day and a half’s agony in the rigors of childbirth, was depleted of all resolve to pursue further the argument over the new child’s name.
  • went the air out of him, and he sank down on his side with a shrill and ululating cry, doubled up over his knees in chaotic agony and retching for breath.
  • He stepped into the briefing room with mixed emotions, uncertain how he was supposed to feel about Kraft and the others, for they had all died in the distance of a mute and secluded agony at a moment when he was up to his own ass in the same vile, excruciating dilemma of duty and damnation.

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

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