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agony
used in Gone with the Wind

25 uses
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Definition
intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • But on the few occasions when this had happened he could never think of anything to say and he suffered agonies of embarrassment at his dumbness.
    1.6 (15% in)
  • She was naturally embarrassed and shy, and in agony lest they be overheard.
    1.6 (44% in)
  • She sprang to her feet, her hands clenched and he rose towering over her, his face full of the mute misery of one forced to face realities when realities are agonies.
    1.6 (74% 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)
  • As if every movement was agony, Gerald removed his wallet from his coat and opened it.
    2.10 (87% in)
  • Atlanta was in agony and panic.
    3.18 (41% in)
  • These names meant battles too, and the soft green grasses where she had sat were cut to bits by heavy cannon wheels, trampled by desperate feet when bayonet met bayonet and flattened where bodies threshed in agonies...... And the lazy streams were redder now than ever Georgia clay could make them.
    3.20 (17% in)
  • She heard the upstairs door open and a low wailing moan, wrenched from the depths of agony, came to her ears.
    3.21 (91% in)
  • Or worse still, thought Scarlett with a chill, like the familiar and dear face of a mother, beautiful and quiet at last, after death agonies.
    3.24 (19% in)
  • Stiffly, Scarlett climbed down from the seat, each movement of agony of aching muscles.
    3.24 (32% in)
  • CHAPTER XXV The next morning Scarlett's body was so stiff and sore from the long miles of walking and jolting in the wagon that every movement was agony.
    3.25 (0% in)
  • "Thank God, I'm not that modest," thought Scarlett, feeling rather than seeing Melanie's agony of embarrassment, as she wrapped the ragged cloth about the shattered face.
    3.26 (39% in)
  • It all came back to her, the sickeningly hot day of the baby's birth, the agony of fear, the flight and Rhett's desertion.
    3.26 (75% in)
  • They've frightened him to death!" she thought in agony but she raced by him to the bucket of drinking water which always stood in the passageway by the kitchen door.
    3.27 (85% in)
  • She looked up into his eyes with one swift imploring glance and in it she put an agony of heartbreak.
    4.34 (53% in)
  • She struggled against him madly, trying to bite his hand, to kick his legs, to scream her rage, despair, hate, her agony of broken pride.
    4.34 (87% in)
  • "What can we do?" she thought, wringing her hands in an agony of helpless fear.
    4.37 (27% in)
  • Scarlett stared at him in agony.
    4.41 (23% in)
  • Scarlett would have suffered agonies of humiliation at having friends find her without draperies and carpets and cushions and the proper number of chairs and teacups and spoons.
    4.41 (43% in)
  • In spite of the agony of fear there was a note of triumph in India's voice.
    4.45 (35% in)
  • He looked so capable and calm and even the slight twist of his mouth was comforting as though it proved her agony and confusion unwarranted.
    4.47 (33% in)
  • Oh, Mother of God, she thought in agony, suppose he says: "Pray do explain!"
    5.53 (88% in)
  • I've killed her," she thought, in superstitious agony.
    5.61 (36% in)
  • She did not want to talk of her now, to re-live the agony of the last hour.
    5.63 (9% in)
  • There was a merciful dullness in her mind now, a dullness that she knew from long experience would soon give way to sharp pain, even as severed tissues, shocked by the surgeon's knife, have a brief instant of insensibility before their agony begins.
    5.63 (93% in)

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