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
Consider the agony of the family of Seth Rich, the Democratic Nationally Committee staffer who was murdered in an apparent robbery attempt in 2016.
With this tournament being held on home soil however, Beckenbauer and co. hoped to put the agony of previous competition shortfalls behind them and recapture a trophy that had eluded a nation for two decades.
Who needs more misery when what Seierstad has delivered is a good dose of raw, slow agony on one hand and raw, unaccounted ecstasy on the other, and, to all appearances, never these two shall meet.
Many continue to suffer the agony of harming someone else — unintentionally — for the rest of our lives.
Next you are asked to sort a list of words (joy, terrible, love, agony, peace, horrible, wonderful, nasty, and so on) into either Good or Bad buckets.
Such figures, and the widespread perception that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the bulk of Yemen’s civilian agony with little military result, has stung in Riyadh.
Bishop Millicent Hunter began somberly, reading from the Scriptures about Jesus’ agony on the cross.
The artist left God’s share in mortal agony as little to the imagination as wood and paint could communicate.
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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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