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Synonyms for anguished

Synonyms for anguished

experiencing intense pain especially mental pain

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11), this powerful and caring God that she says has taken time to keep the steelworks open, is it the same anguished God who did nothing to save more than 20,000 innocent Japanese people in the recent earthquake?
Bishop Broadhurst said: "We have moved further and further away from the agreements we've made and people like me have become increasingly anguished about that.
THE ARAB DIASPORA VOICES OF AN ANGUISHED SCREAM Edited by Zahia Smail Salhi and Ian Richard Published by Routledge ISBN 0 415 37542 8 price 65.
The anguished screams and the flailing body of Huda Ghalia, the 12-year-old Palestinian girl who survived the artillery blast that killed her family members while picnicking on a beach, will become an icon burned in the memory for generations to come.
On the front page of the Los Angeles Times, the image teasing Eisner's obituary was not an anguished old man yearning to God but a lithe young Spirit punching out a crook.
He films ruined cities, anguished faces, beatific Buddhas, sinister skies, lambent rivers at dawn and at twilight, grinning children, passing trains at night, airplanes cutting through the cloudy firmament, birds leaving the bare, blasted branches of trees and flapping off into the sky in slow motion--all of these far too well--trod cinematic moments--superbly, movingly, somehow endlessly evading the cliches in which his script so fulsomely trades.
This is a male version of the Georgia Nicolson series of books by Louise Rennison--a fast and funny read full of British slang and hilariously anguished musings by a self-absorbed teen narrator.
There's a good balance between enduring lesbo faves--Joan Armatrading's anguished "The Weakness in Me," Lucinda Williams's yearning "Right in Time"--and tunes by newer artists like the bluegrass-tinged Be Good Tanyas and a talented torch-song diva named Fantcha.
Marilyn Hacker's latest volume of poems combines musings on failed love, bodily change, and anguished reflections on the post-9/11 world.
He argued that the visual portrayal of the Pharisees and lawyers hostile to Jesus as "black-clothed, sinister, and brutal" was outrageous, and that the portrayal of Pontius Pilate, in real life a brutal tyrant, as a "sensitive anguished moral authority" was similarly unacceptable.
If this synthesis is unattintable, as Helgeson and others before him have argued, then an anguished, violent poetic is the result.
The Bethlehem into which Jesus was born would soon know the terrifying clank of military steel, the blood-curdling shrieks of children slashed to death by Roman soldiers "just doing their job," and the heart-rending cries of anguished, inconsolable mothers.
Despite its weaknesses, and the almost quaint nature of her project, African Visions is an important document, unwittingly exposing the naive and anguished relationship between Africa and European settlers.
But his early works have seldom made anyone's pulse beat faster; and his later anguished females tend to seem well-mannered next to Moore's and Lipchitz's heroic earth mothers.
But the piece never clarifies its intent, and that leaves us increasingly frustrated by our inability to make sense of the long succession of anguished episodes.