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anguish
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

12 uses
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Definition
extreme pain, suffering, or distress (of body or mind)
  • His brother was out of sight now, and a blow of anguish came.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (61% in)
  • She accused him of things he knew himself not guilty of (but he was guilty), taught him every bitter grief a cunning and systematic woman's hatred could conceive, drove him half out of his mind with anguish until, at last, their two sons and daughter dispersed, they had gratefully escaped each other by divorce.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (5% in)
  • ...thrown forward, weight squared and balanced like a fencing master's—finding that above all the music in her voice, however deadly to a man armed only with a shield of wood—rekindled the past more violently than Batavia's streets or the stink of its water or the hellish heat that lay on it in August like a dying beast—he had been shocked to a sudden pain of love or anguish or something between, a vacuum of feeling between two fires: an intense upsurge of memory and hopeless desire.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (38% in)
  • And as for Hodge, He stood in the school hallway, leaning on his broom, and he looked at the child who reminded him of the pictures of Kathleen when she was a child, watched her so hungrily, with such brute anguish that if anyone had noticed they'd have locked him up on the spot for dangerous.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (45% in)
  • He was full of an anguish of love and hexameters.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (61% in)
  • And yet her anguish had been urgent, so terrible lately that she was afraid of the approach of September.
    6 — Esther (20% in)
  • At last, as if in rage against all the observers of his tongue's anguish, Ed Burlington would clap his hands or stamp his foot, and the word would burst into daylight, like spirit through recalcitrant clay.
    6 — Esther (52% in)
  • Benson was sick with anguish.
    10 — Poetry and Life (41% in)
  • But he was lost in anguished thought, so he merely squeezed between the dresser and the bed, went as far as the window, turned around and squeezed back toward the sewing machine, squeezed around behind it to the closet door, then turned back toward the sewing machine, the dresser and bed, the window.
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (18% in)
  • He stood with his fingertips together, his head thrown forward, on the peaked face a look of anguish.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (77% in)
  • She could have told him, at least, she was thinking in anguish.
    23 — E silentio (15% in)
  • But she hadn't, and the anguish was pointless, not that that did a thing to make it less: She was not going to tell him even now, and she knew it.
    23 — E silentio (15% in)

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