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anguish
used in Catch-22

12 uses
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Definition
extreme pain, suffering, or distress (of body or mind)
  • His rubbery cheeks shook with gusts of anguish.
    Chapter 8 — Lieutenant Scheisskopf (12% in)
  • McWatt was too busy responding at the controls to Yossarian's strident instructions as Yossarian slipped the plane in on the bomb run and then whipped them all away violently around the ravenous pillars of exploding shells with curt, shrill, obscene commands to McWatt that were much like the anguished, entreating nightmare yelpings of Hungry Joe in the dark.
    Chapter 5 — Chief White Halfoat (89% in)
  • Kid Sampson shot back in anguish, wailing excitedly.
    Chapter 14 — Kid Sampson (5% in)
  • 'Giuseppe,' the mother said again, in a soft, broken chord of muted anguish.
    Chapter 18 — The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice (85% in)
  • He oscillated hourly between anguish and exhilaration, multiplying fantastically the grandeur of his victories and exaggerating tragically the seriousness of his defeats.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (17% in)
  • 'I don't know,' the chaplain wailed softly in a quavering voice, squinting with grotesque contortions of anguish and incomprehension.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (83% in)
  • 'I can't watch it,' he cried, turning away in anguish.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (84% in)
  • Yossarian shouted anxiously at Doc Daneeka as he ran up, breathless and limp, his somber eyes burning with a misty, hectic anguish.
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (91% in)
  • 'What are you talking about?' he shouted with dread, stunned by the haggard, sparking anguish in Dunbar's eyes and by his crazed look of wild shock and horror.
    Chapter 34 — Thanksgiving (80% in)
  • 'Oh, I don't know,' the chaplain groaned, kneading his fingers in his lap and shaking his bowed and anguished head.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (60% in)
  • This time there was no mistaking her anguish.
    Chapter 38 — Kid Sister (36% in)
  • 'But you do have a deal with him, don't you?' he asked in anguished puzzlement.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (2% in)

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