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Definition a strong, unspecific feeling of anxiety — usually due to philosophical/psychological outlook
  • ...suffering teenage angst.
  • The angst-jest screed on Collateral Damage, critics called it.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Mortati looked delirious with angst.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • After all, angst of these dimensions is a luxury item.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • 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
  • DUDEN DICTIONARY MEANING #3: Angst—Fear: An unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • 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
  • "Angst" was "anxiety," "Furcht" was "fear," "Schreck" was "fright."
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • 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
  • And what he says next isn't self-pity or angst or melodrama.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Katherine felt angst-ridden as the memories flooded back.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other times the mood was darker and angst was heavy in the twilight air.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Because all this angst would be completely unnecessary if you could see how I feel right now!
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • 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'
  • 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

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