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  • That he cannot protect the girl he loves anguishes him greatly.   (source)
    anguishes = distresses
  • In spite of the fear gnawing in his stomach and the anguish of missing his family—already—he felt a thrill of excitement.   (source)
    anguish = suffering or distress
  • There were tears in his eyes, but his mouth was twisted in hate and anguish and confusion.   (source)
    anguish = extreme pain, suffering, or distress
  • Our fear and anguish were at an end.   (source)
  • There was anguish in her eyes as I told of the great struggle in the cave, the loss of her baby, the disappearance of Lak.   (source)
  • For, despite my anguish and anger, I knew of no other way of living,   (source)
  • The anguish my father's news had caused me was far more painful than that.   (source)
  • There was sweat on his forehead and his face was filled with anguish.   (source)
  • [DORA wrings her hands in anguish.]   (source)
  • GUIL: But why? Was it all for this? Who are we that so much should converge on our little deaths? (In anguish to the PLAYER:) Who are we?   (source)
  • Then Tony raises his voice in an anguished cry.   (source)
    anguished = with extreme distress
  • I have felt his anguish...   (source)
    anguish = extreme pain, suffering, or distress
  • It came out of the darkness, a high, screaming sound, the sound of an animal in an extremity of anguish and terror.   (source)
  • He sat in a rocker in the back of a lumber-wagon, his face pale from the anguish of the jolting.   (source)
    anguish = extreme pain
  • His heart was torn with anguish.   (source)
    anguish = extreme pain, suffering, or distress
  • ...all the dread of public exposure, that had so long been the anguish of his life,   (source)
    anguish = extreme distress
  • ...while every feature and every muscle was relaxed from anguish to pleasure.   (source)
    anguish = extreme pain
  • Fixed there by the keenest of all anguish, self-reproach, she could find no interval of ease or forgetfulness.   (source)
    anguish = suffering
  • Related words: anguish, torment, despair, wretchedness, desolation.†   (source)
  • The anguish I always feel when she's in pain wells up in my chest and threatens to register on my (ace.†   (source)
  • Moaning Myrtle burst into anguished sobs and fled from the dungeon.†   (source)
  • Wild geese fly south, creaking like anguished hinges; along the riverbank the candles of the sumacs burn dull red.†   (source)
  • Whatever personal sense of heartache Chopin had hoped to express through this little composition—whether it had been prompted by a loss of love, or simply the sweet anguish one feels when witnessing a mist on a meadow in the morning—it was right there, ready to be experienced to its fullest, in the ballroom of the Hotel Metropol one hundred years after the composer's death.†   (source)
  • She closed her eyes briefly in anguish.†   (source)
  • For another, having lost a child ourselves in the same incomprehensible disaster, we can only share their anguish.†   (source)
  • If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" then surely we are also permitted doubt.†   (source)
  • She squeezed her eyes and covered her mouth as she struggled to control her anguish.†   (source)
  • AT SOME POINT, when his anguish had quieted, Eddie felt a tapping on his shoulder.†   (source)
  • It was a scream of anguish that startled the ghost from his slumber.†   (source)
  • David stopped and took hold of Tally's shoulder, anguish on his face.†   (source)
  • Although they said they understood, they were clearly anguished about getting legal assistance while other men faced looming executions.†   (source)
  • Unearthly cries of anguish.†   (source)
  • If you wished to run away, then perhaps — or so they thought in their anguish — perhaps it was for the best.†   (source)
  • Understandably, the column never made reference to the red-headed ballerina and her astonishing leap from Coppelia to cop, or to the continuing anguish that it caused her mother.†   (source)
  • I felt determined to help her somehow, to relieve her anguish and to show her she could rely on me; but, as her youngest child, I doubt my reassurances gave her much confidence.†   (source)
  • I would work in the garden, or water my tomato plants, or even realize that it was that midmorning time of day, and Jess's anguish would recur to me, and I would feel something physical, a shiver, a kind of shrinking of my diaphragm.†   (source)
  • "Shut your mouth!" she said again, her free hand clawing at the ground, her face twisted with rage and anguish.†   (source)
  • They wailed, causing me great anguish.†   (source)
  • She was a girl who'd lost her brother, and someone had led her to believe I did it, and in anguish she had tracked me down.†   (source)
  • Personal anguish—that's the key!†   (source)
  • It's the anguished face of a man who is losing his world.†   (source)
  • As if, at every meal, the cadets fill their tin cups not with the cold mineralized water of Schulpforta but with a spirit that leaves them glazed and dazzled, as if they ward off a vast and inevitable tidal wave of anguish only by staying forever drunk on rigor and exercise and gleaming boot leather.†   (source)
  • His head fell back against the wall, his mouth came open, and a terrible howl of anguish tumbled out and bounced from wall to wall and floor to ceiling and pounded against my ears.†   (source)
  • He said nothing else, but the shocked, outraged, despairing note of anguish in the word said all the rest.†   (source)
  • There was more humor than anguish in his tone.†   (source)
  • I fall backward, almost missing a step in my anguish, but Cal steadies me.†   (source)
  • " "Miss Bunting and I were awoken by their anguished cries," she explained, "but we found ourselves barricaded inside the house.†   (source)
  • They were halfway across the harbor when a wail of anguish broke from the child.†   (source)
  • This one says ANGUISH MATHER, A CHILD.†   (source)
  • The anguish she felt!†   (source)
  • Again and again the swords met, until Will wanted to cover his ears against the strange anguished keening of their clash.†   (source)
  • The anguish of being so close to what I want, and it still being so far away.†   (source)
  • Years' worth of worry and anguish rolled into so few hours.†   (source)
  • Marlee's cry was pure anguish.†   (source)
  • And as he got into the car that waited silently in the corridor, he heard Valentine's anguished cry.†   (source)
  • The lust and desire has been replaced by anguish, and it makes my heart heavy seeing it in his eyes.†   (source)
  • Jason always looked so anguished when he tried to remember things.†   (source)
  • But the thought of her gave me such continual anguish that I could no more forget her than an aching tooth.†   (source)
  • He stopped then, struggling to find the right words, and I could see the anguish in his expression.†   (source)
  • A RIDER'S BLADE Anguish enveloped Eragon as he awoke.†   (source)
  • Their individual laughter he couldn't recognize, nor their anguish.†   (source)
  • Over the following days, Ruth anguished over whether her mother had told Auntie Gal what she had read in Ruth's diary, why she had jumped out the window.†   (source)
  • I watch him sail through the air, flailing his arms with a look of terror on his anguished face.†   (source)
  • He turned his anguished eyes to the road, his words flowing almost too fast for me to understand.†   (source)
  • I guess they just reached some type of breaking point, or maybe they anguished for days over their own inability to cut the mustard.†   (source)
  • "Will no one stop that man?" an anguished Major Rathbone again pleaded to the crowd below.†   (source)
  • Only after the exposition had Burnham and his colleagues learned of the anguished letters describing daughters who had come to the city and then fallen silent.†   (source)
  • The resulting play, for all its tears and anguish, is structurally comic the tragic downfall threatened but avoided—and Walter Lee grows to heroic stature inwrestling with his own demons as well as the external one, Lindner, and coining through without falling.†   (source)
  • But I stay there, breathing hard, waiting my chance, not wanting to think of my mother, holding off the anguish, the loneliness.†   (source)
  • Under them and breathing evenly again, the anguish rolled down.†   (source)
  • Adventure and anguish, horror and heaven were just around the corner, and we did not know.†   (source)
  • It made him sick, the anguish this would cause.†   (source)
  • I was not a father and thus will make no pretense at understanding the anguished deliberations that led to Saboor's decision.†   (source)
  • They were inadequate to the spoken grief, the great single-minded anguish.†   (source)
  • She concealed her anguish under the brisk, practical mask of a schoolteacher.†   (source)
  • Turning his eyes heavenward, he began screaming his anguished questions.†   (source)
  • "I am a guilty man," he says, his face a twist of anguish.†   (source)
  • My father covers his face with his hands, a gesture so sudden and anguished that I take a step back.†   (source)
  • She remembers the years of anguish following the change that occurred in his teens, his behavior alternately manic and sullen.†   (source)
  • It is anguished and female.†   (source)
  • I cannot possibly convey the anguish our family feels, the deep hole in our lives left by Amy's disappearance.†   (source)
  • This often happened to him, above all with people's names, even those he knew well, or with a melody from other times, and it caused him such dreadful anguish that one night he would have preferred to die rather than endure it until dawn.†   (source)
  • She remembered the anguished look Wells had given her as the guards were escorting her out of the Council chambers.†   (source)
  • God heard my deep cries of anguish.†   (source)
  • I remember seeing my mother in anguish at the funeral, but her grief didn't end there.†   (source)
  • Periodically, a woman's anguished scream would pierce the air, followed by awful moans and calls of "Mi madre!"†   (source)
  • She confessed to experiencing a moral anguish over meeting him so secretly and deceiving her mother and father.†   (source)
  • …seen anyone else doing it, who did she think she was, and swearing with such ferocity that she thought he might attack her, as she stood her ground, looking at him, visor down, heart pounding, but with her grip firm on clutch and throttle, her hands ready to speed her away, surely faster than he could follow on his tired-looking scooter, until he shook his head and drove off with a shout, a sort of strangled scream, a sound that could have been rage, or equally could have been anguish.†   (source)
  • It's easy for me to look back now and tell you casually how many months passed; but at the time I lived in anguish.†   (source)
  • But for now, she wanted to spare the child even a moment of further anguish.†   (source)
  • There was a silence until Timothy broke it with anguish.†   (source)
  • Many families weren't as lucky as ours and suffered months of anguish while trying to arrange transfers from one camp to another.†   (source)
  • The whys behind the screams interested him fully as much as the anguish itself.†   (source)
  • Farming is always a chancy business, but in west-era Kansas its practitioners consider themselves "born gamblers," for they must contend with an extremely shallow precipitation (the annual average is eighteen inches) and anguishing irrigation problems.†   (source)
  • At times such as this we turn to our friends and family for support, for a shoulder to cry on and for someone to walk that road of pain and anguish with us.†   (source)
  • Ameh Bozorg added wails of anguish.†   (source)
  • She could not bear the anguish in his eyes, and she looked away.†   (source)
  • Eyes open, you'd know such utter despair, such gravities of anguish would weight you, you might never drag past the twelfth turn.†   (source)
  • "FAMINE!" roared the anguished Humbug, who suddenly realized that that was exactly what he'd eaten twenty-three bowls of.†   (source)
  • It's the anguish in Keenan's eyes that makes me listen.†   (source)
  • The anguish in her voice was audible.†   (source)
  • And his woman say—(In utter anguish as he brings his fists down on his thighs)—Your eggs is getting cold!†   (source)
  • In a situation like this, you're in a combat situation," Goetz told his neighbor Myra Friedman, in an anguished telephone call just days after the shooting.†   (source)
  • "Oh, Ruby," she said, anguished.†   (source)
  • For once he was speechless, and had I not been so entirely shocked and confused I might have paused long enough to realize the look on his face was from the anguish that his son was being marched off to federal prison.†   (source)
  • I'm sure my howls of rage and anguish reached Gustavo's ears.†   (source)
  • She looked at me, anguished and pleading.†   (source)
  • Nearby was the famous Valley of Tears, spoken of with anguish by such captives as had been recovered.†   (source)
  • "I know, I know," she whispered, sounding anguished.†   (source)
  • They had no idea about the physical pain, the mental anguish, the loss, or the dark hole of depression that tormented me—before they honored me that way.†   (source)
  • The details of Balti nuptials varied from village to village, but the central feature of each ceremony he'd witnessed remained much the same—the anguish of the bride at leaving her family forever.†   (source)
  • It sounded more like an anguished expulsion of air: Sheeesh!†   (source)
  • Her face contorted with anguish.†   (source)
  • He heard the rumors swirling through the crowd, mostly well-dressed businesspeople, their faces creased with anguish and pain.†   (source)
  • A sickness rose in me more wretched than anguish when I saw what my dreams were doing.†   (source)
  • The young people joined in, and after an hour, when the sun was already shining on that anguished landscape, they lifted the patron from his tomb.†   (source)
  • His rubbery cheeks shook with gusts of anguish.†   (source)
  • Even as the sisters were filled with anguish at her departure, they hoped she would be happy.†   (source)
  • When they lose in a tough struggle, Cedricmomentarily unself-conscious-stumbles in mock anguish toward the black section, into the arms of Jenica and Isa, who are anxious to come to his aid.†   (source)
  • A RESTLESS NIGHT THE DARK FIGURE STABBED THE BLADE into Vlad's side and forced it as deeply as he was able, inciting an anguished scream from Vlad.†   (source)
  • While Franz attended to his anguish, his mistress put down her brush and went into the next room.†   (source)
  • He cried out suddenly, the anguish of a child whose final illusion is stripped away.†   (source)
  • The words breathed out in an anguished whisper.†   (source)
  • I went through the rest of the day alternating between violent rage at Reb Saunders' blindness and anguished frustration at Danny's helplessness.†   (source)
  • Thomas felt his chest tighten with a terrible anguish.†   (source)
  • That night, La Mesa, Escanaba, Bridgeport and Monterrey, though thousand of miles apart, were inexorably united by the same feelings of tension, hope and anguish provoked by the anticipation of the Little League championship tournament: The American cities because they already understood the notion of dedicating themselves to kids' athletic competition, and the industrial capital of Mexico because for the first time its people were experiencing a sensation of pride in fourteen of its…†   (source)
  • Your mother is with him in great anguish.†   (source)
  • It was a place where the screams of panthers, like a woman's anguished cry, still haunted the most remote ridges and hollows in the dead of night, where children believed they could choke off the cries of night birds by circling one wrist with a thumb and forefinger and squeezing tight, and where the cotton blew off the wagons and hung like scraps of cloud in the branches of trees.†   (source)
  • The former intelligence officer stopped; his anguish was apparent.†   (source)
  • A mother's hysterical anguish?†   (source)
  • I struggled to my feet and peered down into the dark, but I could see nothing but the distorted reflection of my own bloodied, anguished face peering back at me from the surface of the water.†   (source)
  • Like Mother, the center of attention had shifted to Grandmother and her anguish.†   (source)
  • But he wasn't strong enough for the current and it started to sweep him away and she'd watched his head getting smaller and smaller and she felt so powerless and filled with anguish because all she could do was keep on calling his name.†   (source)
  • During his presentation, a torrential rainstorm fell and the black sounds of the duende shivered in the air with mystery and anguish and death.†   (source)
  • The anguished and haunted quality of his own voice had shaken him from sleep.†   (source)
  • So although she never seemed to urge me to talk, I began to do so, until, finally, I was pouring out my anguish, not for the cats, but for myself as murderer.†   (source)
  • Crouched in the bushes beside the path, peeking in like a whiskered old voyeur, wet-lipped, red-eyed, my chest filled with some meaningless anguish, I watch the old man working up the nerve to let his heart stop.†   (source)
  • In some places whole sections of the road disappeared in heaving muddy landslides, and the engineers, torn between satisfaction and anguish, reported to the queen that no army would reach the heights of the pass quickly.†   (source)
  • With an anguished mewl, he suddenly nipped Max's nose hard with his small, sharp teeth.†   (source)
  • He hadn't seen anything but what was really before him-the faces of the four singers, those four ordinary men, cow-eyed and mindless and anguished as they went from sweetness to sourness to sweetness again.†   (source)
  • Now Special Agent Newman sees anguish settle upon the president's shoulders.†   (source)
  • He described how after the mother snapped out of it and realized what she had done, she nearly tore herself to pieces with her horror and anguish.†   (source)
  • The buildings seemed worn by weeks of summer heat, but the people seemed worn by centuries of anguish.†   (source)
  • Before he could conceal it, they saw through the mask the anguish of a mind in doubt, loathing to stay and dreading to leave its refuge.†   (source)
  • He gave one more anguished cry.†   (source)
  • I continued, enjoying his anguish.†   (source)
  • The homeless guy opened his mouth and let out a horrifying, anguished cry.†   (source)
  • With an anguished sigh, the brambles unclasp.†   (source)
  • It is the kind of event that should have surfaced as the first chapter of an anguished autobiographical novel.†   (source)
  • An anguished cry exploded from his throat.†   (source)
  • His expression is a curious mix of fury, resignation, and anguish.†   (source)
  • His cries were anguished, animal-like.†   (source)
  • …indignity his pajamas pulled down around his knees a needle sunk deep into his thigh twists moans and all of it loose like water flowing salt tickles inner edges of his eyes into his mouth twists onto his back arms over his head raw wails of anguish break off in pieces hurt his ears "Baby, it's okay" Leo is over him lifts coaxing "Let's get up of the floor huh?" arm around his waist sags heavy his wrist aches where Leo holds him dragged along the watery dark he rolls off Leo's shoulder…†   (source)
  • Vicky cries in an anguished voice from behind the door.†   (source)
  • Far down the trails, the departing wizards heard Kessell's anguished scream echoing off the mountain walls.†   (source)
  • No one in the whole world has ever been in such deep anguish …. please …. please.†   (source)
  • The girl's anguished cries echoed across the stark, cold valley.†   (source)
  • Were getting anguished responses from India, no news from Great China.†   (source)
  • The anguish of separation was scarcely bearable for him, and when at last he picked up his mistress's scent, it wasn't a second too soon.†   (source)
  • We were shooting invisible little lines of sentiment and love and anguish.†   (source)
  • Peace of mind or anguish?†   (source)
  • He saw Gordon with a surge of pride and a twinge of anguish.†   (source)
  • He looked into my eyes with eyes that were wild with anguish and whispered while we shook hands, "When you go back, will you do me a favor?"†   (source)
  • You may imagine your great-grandfather's anguish.†   (source)
  • The road surface tore viciously at my tires and made Rocinante's overloaded springs cry with anguish.†   (source)
  • Suddenly he leapt to his feet, clutched the seat of his trousers and gave an almighty yell of anguish.†   (source)
  • VLADIMIR: (in anguish).†   (source)
  • For all eternity, let his soul writhe in anguish and damnation— RACHEL No!†   (source)
  • For the auto accident, for which I knew he had been responsible, I struck at him, seeking some measure of anguish in return for my hurt.†   (source)
  • I began to understand at the same time that my anguish about being a man adrift was false, that for me that dream of home and security was nothing more than a dream of isolation, anachronistic and stupid and very feeble.†   (source)
  • And he came back hour after hour, silently, he looked into the chamber, saw him standing in the same place, filled his heart with anger, filled his heart with unrest, filled his heart with anguish, filled it with sadness.†   (source)
  • Even they, filled as they were with new zeal and new hope, had had to struggle against the stigma of treachery; even they wrestled with the al most physical anguish of saying that which they had been trained never, never to reveal.†   (source)
  • But at times she was overtaken by a hopeless anguish.†   (source)
  • He felt the anguish of shame, but his father did not seem to notice, except that as suddenly as he had lifted him up to the bar, he gently lifted him down again.†   (source)
  • It's a sort of anguish difficult to describe.†   (source)
  • He gets to his feet and stands directly in her path-in anguish.†   (source)
  • The memories of the gas chambers at Buchenwald and other Nazi concentration camps, the stories of hideous atrocities which had been refreshed with new illustrations at Nuremberg, and the anguish and suffering which each new military casualty list had brought to thousands of American homes—these were among the immeasurable influences which caused many to react with pain and indignation when a United States Senator deplored the trials and sentences of these merely "despicable" men.†   (source)
  • One day, in anguish, he saw a raft torn apart in midstream and the men scattered from it.†   (source)
  • When Feld has sufficiently recovered from his anguished disappointment to ask why, she answered without hesitation, "Because he's nothing more than a materialist."†   (source)
  • When Mary thought of "home" she remembered a wooden box shaken by passing trains; when she thought of marriage she remembered her father coming home red-eyed and fuddled; when she thought of children she saw her mother's face at her children's funerals—anguished, but as dry and as hard as rock.†   (source)
  • But I would like to do the same with the acclaim too, by using this moment as a pinnacle from which I might be listened to by the young men and women already dedicated to the same anguish and travail, among whom is already that one who will some day stand where I am standing.†   (source)
  • He looked across the fire at Lennie's anguished face, and then he looked ashamedly at the flames.   (source)
    anguished = extremely distressed
  • She always felt a mixture of anguish in her love for him.   (source)
    anguish = distress
  • It was the first time that Mattie had ever written to him, and the possession of the paper gave him a strange new sense of her nearness; yet it deepened his anguish by reminding him that henceforth they would have no other way of communicating with each other.   (source)
    anguish = extreme distress
  • Pale with anguish, bewildered, helpless, she sways like a plant in the water.   (source)
    anguish = extreme suffering
  • Be that as it may, she saw him go with regret; and in this early example of what Lydia's infamy must produce, found additional anguish as she reflected on that wretched business.   (source)
    anguish = distress or suffering
  • Thomas's stomach sank at the anguish he saw there.†   (source)
  • The fear and guilt and anguish I was feeling now had taught me that much.†   (source)
  • I feel their anguish as if it were my own.†   (source)
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