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anguish
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
extreme pain, suffering, or distress (of body or mind)
  • "Nothing, indeed," thought I, as I struggled to repress a sob, and hastily wiped away some tears, the impotent evidences of my anguish.
    Chapter 4 (55% in)
  • Bessie and Abbot having retreated, Mrs. Reed, impatient of my now frantic anguish and wild sobs, abruptly thrust me back and locked me in, without farther parley.
    Chapter 2 (99% in)
  • I gazed on it with gloom and pain: nothing soft, nothing sweet, nothing pitying, or hopeful, or subduing did it inspire; only a grating anguish for HER woes — not MY loss — and a sombre tearless dismay at the fearfulness of death in such a form.
    Chapter 21 (99% in)
  • I have known you, Mr. Rochester; and it strikes me with terror and anguish to feel I absolutely must be torn from you for ever.
    Chapter 23 (58% in)
  • I looked at my love: that feeling which was my master's — which he had created; it shivered in my heart, like a suffering child in a cold cradle; sickness and anguish had seized it; it could not seek Mr. Rochester's arms — it could not derive warmth from his breast.
    Chapter 26 (91% in)
  • Your pity, my darling, is the suffering mother of love: its anguish is the very natal pang of the divine passion.
    Chapter 27 (40% in)
  • Withdraw, then, — I consent; but remember, you leave me here in anguish.
    Chapter 27 (86% in)
  • "Oh, Jane! my hope — my love — my life!" broke in anguish from his lips.
    Chapter 27 (86% in)
  • I sank on the wet doorstep: I groaned — I wrung my hands — I wept in utter anguish.
    Chapter 28 (85% in)
  • I asked of God, at once in anguish and humility, if I had not been long enough desolate, afflicted, tormented; and might not soon taste bliss and peace once more.
    Chapter 37 (92% in)

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