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  • She was in agony from a toothache.
  • She cried out in agony.
  • The agony and the ecstasy of athletic competition.
  • Hear the crunching of the bayonet, plunged into human flesh; hear the groans and shrieks of agony,
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • The agony of pain was more than I could bear.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • I put my hand before my eyes, and cried out in agony, ...
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • This body had never felt such agony before.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • In the end he sat with the windbreaker pulled up, brushed with his hands and took it, almost crying in frustration and agony.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • I had but escaped death in one form of agony, to be delivered unto worse than death in some other.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum

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  • He groaned and twisted in agony.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • and Seth, howling in agony .
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • She had brought him ecstatic happiness and intolerable agony of spirit.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Two shadows, below, thrashed in agony.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The real agony was that he had nowhere to go, nothing to do, nothing to say, and WAS nothing himself.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • why must I die and die in agony?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Everybody in the game knew the difference between a yell of pain and a scream of real agony.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • His face contracted in agony, and sweat streamed down his face.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • But the third rope was still moving; being so light, the child was still alive… For more than half an hour he stayed there, struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • That would be better than slow agony in the flames.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Because your thoughts, Zacharias, are a pit of agony.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Thomas was glad he couldn’t hear the wails of agony that appeared to be coming from Minho.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • A howl builds up inside him, escaping his mouth, an inhuman sound born of an agony he can’t describe.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Thomas screamed in agony, then slashed blindly with the knife.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Though it sends up flares of agony, I try the windshield wipers, expecting nothing, but a moment later they push at the snow, leaving a thin layer of ice in their wake.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • You couldn’t lie holding the Mortal Sword, but the truth, even a truth you wanted to tell, was agony.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Teresa thought for a horrifying second that he might wake up, hysterical from the agony—things were inside his head doing who knew what to his brain.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • THE NEXT DAY is agony.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Those memories and the emotions attached to them would be forever lost—and there was nothing that could be done about the agony attending that knowledge.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • The tramped grass was bathed in blood, as were the pen’s weathered posts and the stiff white bodies of the sheep themselves, flung about in attitudes of sheepish agony.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Tern left them alone, and Gabby gingerly took a seat, wincing as she felt the muscles in her legs plead in agony.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • We rode on in an endless agony of silence, but it was still a few hours before sunset when I heard voices calling "Greystone!" down the line.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The street fills with echoes of his rage and agony.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I woke screaming in the middle of the night, in agony, terrified as the scar seared itself into my flesh.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The Colossus stared down at us, perhaps trying to discern whether we were dying in agony yet or needed some additional pain.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Natalie shouted, pressing the sides of her head with her hands as if she were in agony.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The moans of agony amongst the clank of chains made a chorus as familiar as the dreary work songs they sang all day.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It was agony keeping her arms outstretched and her fingers spread when it was all so useless.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • But school was still agony for the boys.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • I thought, What am I, an agony aunt?
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Meg shrieked in agony.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • He struggled to his feet, red-faced and gasping, and crashed to the floor in eye-bulging agony.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • He seemed to thrive on inflicting agony on the helpless.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • As the four-year-old sobs in agony, I know that he is the only one here who understands.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • He wasn’t just teary; he was shaking with sobs, his mouth stretched wide in agony, his hands convulsively clutching his kneecaps.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • It wasn’t exactly the agony of defeat.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • She wanted to see that Owens kid, who she blamed for everything that had happened to her so far, writhing in miserable agony.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • You know—the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • I am in labor for seven hours, the agony so great in the last stretch that I wonder if it’s possible to split in half.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Sometimes it’s agony.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
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