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Definition intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • She was in agony from a toothache.
agony = intense suffering
  • I've experienced both the agony and the ecstasy of athletic competition.
  • She cried out in agony.
  • agony = intense suffering
  • 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
  • agony = intense suffering
  • He was very still, and for a moment I thought in agony: He's dead already.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • agony = intense suffering
  • I've heard that lawyers' children, on seeing their parents in court in the heat of argument, get the wrong idea: they think opposing counsel to be the personal enemies of their parents, they suffer agonies, and are surprised to see them often go out arm-in-arm with their tormenters during the first recess.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • agonies = intense feelings of suffering
  • 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
  • agony = intense suffering
  • This body had never felt such agony before.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • and Seth, howling in agony .
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering (can be from mental or physical pain)
  • 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
  • agony = intense suffering
  • why must I die and die in agony?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • agony = a state with intense suffering
  • Hear the crunching of the bayonet, plunged into human flesh; hear the groans and shrieks of agony,
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • I put my hand before my eyes, and cried out in agony, ...
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • She had brought him ecstatic happiness and intolerable agony of spirit.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • Two shadows, below, thrashed in agony.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • He groaned and twisted in agony.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • The agony of pain was more than I could bear.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • 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
  • agony = with intense feelings of suffering
  • Everybody in the game knew the difference between a yell of pain and a scream of real agony.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • agony = intense feelings of suffering
  • Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
agony = intense feelings of suffering

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