agony


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  • noun

Synonyms for agony

Synonyms for agony

Synonyms for agony

intense feelings of suffering

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a state of acute pain

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An hour and a half, perhaps an hour and three-quarters, if the doctor was long-winded, and then would begin again that active agony from which, even in the dull ache of the present, he shrunk as from the bite of fire.
I half smiled in my agony as I thought of such application of such a term.
I had but escaped death in one form of agony, to be delivered unto worse than death in some other.
With him sank the rock, which, even in his dying agony he had still held up.
She knew that she could no more cast him out of her life without agony than she could have cut off her right hand and cast it from her.
This wrenched his shoulder and added to the agony of the imprisoned foot.
In the agony of death, the bird exclaimed: "O unhappy me
I knew your fortitude would give out after a while," said the American Statesman, delighted; "your agony attests my political power.
Then, relieved from his terrible agony of soul, the Mariner slept, and when he woke he found that the dreadful drought was over, and that it was raining.
Here she looked at him tenderly almost a minute, and then bursting into an agony, cried, "Oh, Mr Jones, why did you save my life?
Perhaps it was Helen's way of falling in love--a curious way to Margaret, whose agony and whose contempt of Henry were yet imprinted with his image.
She was in an agony of terror for Vronsky, but a still greater agony was the never-ceasing, as it seemed to her, stream of her husband's shrill voice with its familiar intonations.
The inside of the cottage was dark, and I heard no motion; I cannot describe the agony of this suspense.
The father and mother looked on upon this, and upon each other, with thoughts of agony they dared not breathe in words.
And if only fate would have sent him repentance--burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging or drowning