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anguish
used in The Mill on the Floss

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extreme distress of body or mind
  • Very trivial, perhaps, this anguish seems to weather-worn mortals who have to think of Christmas bills, dead loves, and broken friendships; but it was not less bitter to Maggie—perhaps it was even more bitter—than what we are fond of calling antithetically the real troubles of mature life.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (57% in)
  • Poor child! it was very early for her to know one of those supreme moments in life when all we have hoped or delighted in, all we can dread or endure, falls away from our regard as insignificant; is lost, like a trivial memory, in that simple, primitive love which knits us to the beings who have been nearest to us, in their times of helplessness or of anguish.
    3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- What Had Happened at Home (83% in)
  • It was written down by a hand that waited for the heart's prompting; it is the chronicle of a solitary, hidden anguish, struggle, trust, and triumph, not written on velvet cushions to teach endurance to those who are treading with bleeding feet on the stones.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (74% in)
  • She could see Stephen now lying on the deck still fast asleep, and with the sight of him there came a wave of anguish that found its way in a long-suppressed sob.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (17% in)
  • But she raised her eyes and met his with a glance that was filled with the anguish of regret, not with yielding.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (65% in)
  • Love and deep pity and remorseful anguish left no room for that.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (95% in)
  • In her deep humiliation under the retrospect of her own weakness,—in her anguish at the injury she had inflicted,—she almost desired to endure the severity of Tom's reproof, to submit in patient silence to that harsh, disapproving judgment against which she had so often rebelled; it seemed no more than just to her now,—who was weaker than she was?
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (14% in)
  • Maggie was half stunned,—too heavily pressed upon by her anguish even to discern any difference between her actual guilt and her brother's accusations, still less to vindicate herself.
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (33% in)
  • Maggie, that is a proof of what I write now to assure you of,—that no anguish I have had to bear on your account has been too heavy a price to pay for the new life into which I have entered in loving you.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (79% in)
  • "Lucy!" answered a voice with a sharp ring of anguish in it; and Lucy threw her arms round Maggie's neck, and leaned her pale cheek against the burning brow.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (80% in)

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