Examples of agony in a Sentence
She was in terrible agony after breaking her leg.
The medicine relieves the agony of muscle cramps very quickly.
It was agony to watch him suffer like that.
Recent Examples of agony from the Web
Every new details seems a new vein of agony to be mined in the story, just as the news that some siblings are were allowed to hug in custody did.
The role only works because of Collette’s power to sell her emotions to an audience that may want to distance itself from her visible agony.
Much like in her spotlight episode last season, Bledel speaks volumes with very little dialogue, her silent agony palpable.
Against the backdrop of a carved-wood crucifix portraying Christ in his agony, seven pastors from PACEM - Plainfield Area Churches Ecumenical Ministries - offered their thoughts on this central event of Christian history.
Parents of dead teenagers were unlikely to advertise their agony.
Instead, Webster writhed for some 15 minutes in silent agony.
His incredible 2017 Netflix special, Annihilation, walks you through the stand-up’s shock and agony at his wife’s death and what’s happened to America, providing a blueprint for coping with the bleakest of times.
Risha said that by count 43, the child’s eyes began to roll behind his head from agony.
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Did You Know?
In Ancient Greece, a public gathering was called agon. Since the Greeks placed a high value on sports and athletic competition, there were almost always athletic events at gatherings on festival days. The struggle to win the prize in such contests came to be called agonia. This term came also to be used for any difficult physical struggle and then for the pain that went with it—physical or mental. Our English word agony, meaning “intense pain of mind or body,” thus comes from a word that meant a happy celebration.
Origin and Etymology of agony
Synonym Discussion of agony
- the hurricane put everyone in great distress
- the suffering of famine victims
- the homeless live with misery every day
- in agony over the death of their child
AGONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agony for English Language Learners
: extreme mental or physical pain
AGONY Defined for Kids
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