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...suffering teenage angst.
  a strong, unspecific feeling of anxiety — usually due to philosophical/psychological outlook
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  • ...suffering teenage angst.
  • I felt a surge of angst.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The angst-jest screed on Collateral Damage, critics called it.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Other times the mood was darker and angst was heavy in the twilight air.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • But the angst over People was nothing compared to the shock waves that rocked the Camp on September 20.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Frustration and angst.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Perhaps teenage angst had permeated the clothes, because I felt more like a sulky high schooler than ever.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • And what he says next isn’t self-pity or angst or melodrama.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I perspired in the humid cocoon of my angst, worrying about my theft and my present near-destitution, worrying about my novel and how I would ever get it finished, worrying whether or not I should press charges against Morris Fink.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Mortati looked delirious with angst.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Because all this angst would be completely unnecessary if you could see how I feel right now!
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Of course, like all interrogation of the universe, this line of inquiry inevitably reduces us to asking what it means to be human and whether—to borrow a phrase from the angst-encumbered sixteen-year-olds you no doubt revile—there is a point to it all.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Easy enough, while struggling with stacks of books, piles of paper, and mounds of adolescent angst.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Katherine felt angst-ridden as the memories flooded back.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Then he’d babble on and on about teenage anger and angst being normal but that only I could choose how it would have an impact on my life …. blah …. blah …. and since this was an "emergency" he’d probably want me to draw something that represented my inner child or whatever.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • After all, angst of these dimensions is a luxury item.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • That’s called existential angst, or dread, and is as a rule only a stage on the way to new consciousness.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • For instance, at Jackson at lunch, due to the cramped cafeteria, lack of coveted picnic tables, and general angst, there was always some kind of drama going on.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • She was sick at heart, and scared so badly that there was little joy in living and every day just brought a new round of trouble, angst, fear, once again.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • You’re writing about Heaven’s Gate and the Caribou Herd, but what comes across is loneliness, displacement, angst, and a cynical look at humanity.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Not only did she remember them from her own life, but she’d watched her children as they’d struggled through the angst of adolescence and the uncertainty and chaos of their early twenties.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • As the winter of my discontent settles in, Nathaniel goes about his days and nights with little awareness of my angst, and there’s no visible sign that colder weather is going to change his mind about shelter.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Ricki felt oddly moved by the sight of this man’s angst.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Mr. McDaniels’s energetic cheer faded, replaced with grim-faced angst.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • He is prone to depression, as many assassins are, but his ability to turn angst into rage makes him even more dangerous.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • If there was anything remarkable about Anne, it was that her angst and worries were the same ones characteristic of young people today.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Now, I know that today young people fancy themselves perpetually moody and angst-ridden, but let’s pretend we’re not, shall we?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • (His surname as he pronounced it then sounded like the beginning of angst; it would be years before he was used to hearing Chang rhyme with twang.) "Eng-lish-name," said Cammy.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • This never happened to me in Florida, this oh-so-high-school angst about who likes whom more, and I hated myself for letting it happen now You don’t have to care about her, I told myself.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • DUDEN DICTIONARY MEANING #3 Angst—Fear: An unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Angst" was "anxiety,"
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • I’m passing through the courtyard on my way to my favorite empty bathroom where I can get twenty-five minutes of uninterrupted angst before heading to Shop.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • It would be unfair to subject them to his angst.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • A person who lives at the aesthetic stage can easily experience angst, or a sense of dread, and a feeling of emptiness.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • According to Kierkegaard, angst is almost positive.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • When people realize they are alive and will one day die—and there is no meaning to cling to—they experience angst, said Sartre.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • You may recall that angst, a sense of dread, was also characteristic of Kierkegaard’s description of a person in an existential situation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • In the morbid, nervous mood I was in, the pictures of the merry chiropractor and his friends brought me as far down into bottomless despondency as I had ever been, and I prayed for Sophie to arrive and help relieve my angst.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Nathaniel took to drawing on the walls and ceiling of their apartment, and did amazingly dead-on caricatures of teachers and classmates and scribbled musical references and racial epithets, turning their apartment into a mad tapestry of race-tinged, twenty-year-old angst.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • …a great deal of these leakages from my youthful psyche, saving only a hundred pages or so with nostalgic value, including the stuff on Leslie and a nine-hundred-word treatise—surprisingly witty for a journal so freighted otherwise with angst and deep thoughts—on the relative merits, apparent friction coefficients, fragrance and so forth of the various lubricants I had used while practicing the Secret Vice, my hands-down winner being Ivory Flakes well-emulsified in water at body…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • So no one wants topay for a look at another person’s angst," laughed Tyrena.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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