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agony
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
  • "I don't mind that; no woman do when it comes to agony-point, and there's no other way!"
    5 — The Woman Pays (55% in)
  • Under the trees several pheasants lay about, their rich plumage dabbled with blood; some were dead, some feebly twitching a wing, some staring up at the sky, some pulsating quickly, some contorted, some stretched out—all of them writhing in agony, except the fortunate ones whose tortures had ended during the night by the inability of nature to bear more.
    5 — The Woman Pays (66% in)
  • But there was no need for caution; not a soul was at hand, and Tess went onward with fortitude, her recollection of the birds' silent endurance of their night of agony impressing upon her the relativity of sorrows and the tolerable nature of her own, if she could once rise high enough to despise opinion.
    5 — The Woman Pays (68% in)

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