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agony
used in Arrowsmith

12 uses
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Definition
intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • Before he had sufficiently recovered from his fury to be able to reply, his household was overwhelmed by his wife's sudden agony.
    Chapter 12 (78% in)
  • He was ordering, with agony.
    Chapter 6 (87% in)
  • Fatty had the soul of a midwife; he sympathized with women in their gasping agony, sympathized honestly and almost tearfully, and he was magnificent at sitting still and drinking tea and waiting.
    Chapter 10 (87% in)
  • Suddenly, while she was torn and inhuman with agony, he sent for Dr. Hesselink, and that horrible afternoon when the prairie spring was exuberant outside the windows of the poor iodoform-reeking room, they took the baby from her, dead.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)
  • The agony grew while he was prayed over and sung over.
    Chapter 20 (45% in)
  • The detective sergeant coming in not to detect but to see the charming spectacle of the mouse dying in agony from cigarette paper, stopped before the booth of the Eugenic Family, scratched his head, hastened to the police station, and returned with certain pictures.
    Chapter 23 (25% in)
  • Nothing was destroyed save the Clean House, and the crowd which had fled in agony came back in wonder.
    Chapter 23 (52% in)
  • He dashed out and stopped abruptly, staring at a man who was, not softly, remarking to the girl reception-clerk: "Well, sister, you scientific birds certainly do lay on the agony!
    Chapter 39 (5% in)
  • Death's a better game than bridge—you have no partner to help you!" she said, when she was grotesquely stretched on a chair of torture and indignity; when before they would give her the anesthetic, her face was green with agony.
    Chapter 39 (66% in)
  • Stumbling through the snow, blundering in darkness against stumps, he knew the agony of his last hour, the hour of failure.
    Chapter 39 (97% in)
  • To dress in the cold shanty and to wash in icy water was agony; to tramp for three hours through fluffy snow exhausted him.
    Chapter 40 (53% in)
  • He learned to dive into the lake, though the first plunge was an agony of fiery cold.
    Chapter 40 (73% in)

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