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Synonyms for anguish

Synonyms for anguish

Synonyms for anguish

extreme mental distress

extreme distress of body or mind

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suffer great pains or distress

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When, sir, I tell you all this with tears of heartfelt anguish, can you reply that I am wrong, can you prevent my putting an end to my miserable existence?
no matter whose voice had spoken, we should have heard him with the smile of doubt, or the anguish of incredulity, -- and yet how many times has your father blessed life while embracing you -- how often have I myself" --
Their eyes were haggard and grim; and notwithstanding the beastly lust that disfigured them, and the meanness of their faces, and the cruelty, notwithstanding the stupidness which was worst of all, the anguish of those fixed eyes made all that crowd terrible and pathetic.
There is his sentence, and with it that terrible certainty that he cannot possibly escape death--which, I consider, must be the most dreadful anguish in the world.
We will not pretend to say that Heaven always apportions to a man's capability of endurance the anguish with which he afflicts him; for that, indeed, would not be true, since Heaven permits the existence of death, which is, sometimes, the only refuge open to those who are too closely pressed - too bitterly afflicted, as far as the body is concerned.
Terrible anguish struck her heart, she felt a dreadful ache as if something was being torn inside her and she were dying.
The voice in which she stated this was so evidently the voice of one in some extremity of anguish that Ralph had no course but to obey her.
The limit of resistance was reached, and she had sunk back helpless within the clutch of inescapable anguish.
Unless I misjudge the man, he would more quickly strike at me through my wife or son than directly at me, for he doubtless realizes that in no other way could he inflict greater anguish upon me.
A Hedgehog, passing by, saw his anguish and inquired if he should drive away the flies that were tormenting him.
But to bring our favourites out of their present anguish and distress, and to land them at last on the shore of happiness, seems a much harder task; a task indeed so hard that we do not undertake to execute it.
And the anguish of thy justice in being just to those that disdain thee?
And all at once a different pain, not an ache, but an inner trouble, that set his whole being in anguish, made him for an instant forget his toothache.
We returned again, with torches; for I could not rest, when I thought that my sweet boy had lost himself, and was exposed to all the damps and dews of night; Elizabeth also suffered extreme anguish.
The spectacle of Nutty in his anguish did not touch Elizabeth.