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agony
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • In a few minutes I came to myself, and he carried me safe to my little nurse, who, by this time, had returned to the place where she left me, and was in cruel agonies when I did not appear, nor answer when she called.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (50% in)
  • I was struck with the utmost grief and despair at my master's discourse; and being unable to support the agonies I was under, I fell into a swoon at his feet.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (78% in)

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