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agony
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • The agony of grief which overpowered them at first, was voluntarily renewed, was sought for, was created again and again.
    Chapter 1 (90% in)
  • The mother's consternation was excessive; but it could not surpass the alarm of the Miss Steeles, and every thing was done by all three, in so critical an emergency, which affection could suggest as likely to assuage the agonies of the little sufferer.
    Chapter 21 (42% in)
  • She sat in an agony of impatience which affected every feature.
    Chapter 28 (33% in)
  • Marianne was in a silent agony, too much oppressed even for tears; but as Mrs. Jennings was luckily not come home, they could go directly to their own room, where hartshorn restored her a little to herself.
    Chapter 28 (78% in)
  • The latter, though unable to speak, seemed to feel all the tenderness of this behaviour, and after some time thus spent in joint affliction, she put all the letters into Elinor's hands; and then covering her face with her handkerchief, almost screamed with agony.
    Chapter 29 (26% in)
  • Her mother, still confident of their engagement, and relying as warmly as ever on his constancy, had only been roused by Elinor's application, to intreat from Marianne greater openness towards them both; and this, with such tenderness towards her, such affection for Willoughby, and such a conviction of their future happiness in each other, that she wept with agony through the whole of it.
    Chapter 31 (19% in)
  • She was quite in an agony.
    Chapter 37 (74% in)
  • In such moments of precious, invaluable misery, she rejoiced in tears of agony to be at Cleveland; and as she returned by a different circuit to the house, feeling all the happy privilege of country liberty, of wandering from place to place in free and luxurious solitude, she resolved to spend almost every hour of every day while she remained with the Palmers, in the indulgence of such solitary rambles.
    Chapter 42 (38% in)
  • —what an evening of agony it was!
    Chapter 44 (66% in)
  • Mrs. Ferrars was the most unfortunate of women—poor Fanny had suffered agonies of sensibility—and he considered the existence of each, under such a blow, with grateful wonder.
    Chapter 49 (86% in)

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