toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

anguish
used in Gone with the Wind

13 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
extreme pain, suffering, or distress (of body or mind)
  • He looked up in sudden anguished apprehension.
    2.10 (90% in)
  • The thought of this strange boy whom she hadn't really wanted to marry getting into bed with her, when her heart was breaking with an agony of regret at her hasty action and the anguish of losing Ashley forever, was too much to be borne.
    1.7 (26% in)
  • Her mind was too torn with her own anguish.
    3.21 (28% in)
  • She recalled with a shudder how often she had driven the unwilling horse into fields and woods when she heard soldiers approaching, not knowing if they were friends or foes—recalled, too, her anguish lest a cough, a sneeze or Wade's hiccoughing might betray them to the marching men.
    3.24 (2% in)
  • "Go?" she cried in anguish.
    4.31 (91% in)
  • This muddy street down which she had driven a thousand times during the war, along which she had fled with ducked head and fear-quickened legs when shells burst over her during the siege, this street she had last seen in the heat and hurry and anguish of the day of the retreat, was so strange looking she felt like crying.
    4.33 (17% in)
  • For some time there had been an agitation in Washington to confiscate all "Rebel property" to pay the United States' war debt and this agitation had kept Scarlett in a state of anguished apprehension.
    4.37 (48% in)
  • No. "But, Ashley," her voice was beginning to break with anguish and disappointment, "But I'd counted on you.
    4.41 (15% in)
  • She burrowed her head back into Melanie's thin shoulder and some of the real anguish went from her as a flicker of hope woke in her.
    4.41 (27% in)
  • India shot one more quick anguished look at Ashley, and, wrapping her cape about her, ran lightly down the hall to the back door and let herself out quietly into the night.
    4.45 (79% in)
  • Oh, that was too hard a penance, she thought in anguish, to have to live out her life remembering Melanie's face, knowing that Melanie knew all the pettiness, the meanness, the two-faced disloyalty and the hypocrisy that were in her.
    5.55 (11% in)
  • On their regular afternoons at home, Atlanta matrons were in anguish from four to six o'clock for fear Melanie and Scarlett would call at the same time India and her loyal kin were in their parlors.
    5.55 (82% in)
  • This wrongness went even deeper than Bonnie's death, for now the first unbearable anguish was fading into resigned acceptance of her loss.
    5.60 (2% in)

There are no more uses of "anguish" in Gone with the Wind.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®