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agony
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

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Definition
intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • Then he went downstairs again, leaving Penelope in an agony of grief.
    Book 4 (84% in)
  • Then they went away, and I laughed inwardly at the success of my clever stratagem, but the Cyclops, groaning and in an agony of pain, felt about with his hands till he found the stone and took it from the door; then he sat in the doorway and stretched his hands in front of it to catch anyone going out with the sheep, for he thought I might be foolish enough to attempt this.
    Book 9 (74% in)
  • As a fisherman, seated, spear in hand, upon some jutting rock (endnote 104) throws bait into the water to deceive the poor little fishes, and spears them with the ox's horn with which his spear is shod, throwing them gasping on to the land as he catches them one by one—even so did Scylla land these panting creatures on her rock and munch them up at the mouth of her den, while they screamed and stretched out their hands to me in their mortal agony.
    Book 12 (56% in)
  • The cup and all the meats went over on to the ground as he smote the earth with his forehead in the agonies of death, and he kicked the stool with his feet until his eyes were closed in darkness.
    Book 22 (17% in)
  • Throw him into the store room and make the door fast behind you; then fasten a noose about his body, and string him close up to the rafters from a high bearing-post, (endnote 172) that he may linger on in an agony.
    Book 22 (35% in)

There are no more uses of "agony" in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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