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
Why is fleeting happiness a worthwhile trade-off for decades of agony?
Finally, after years of agony, Jessica agreed to have that leg amputated as well.
From this perspective, Ryan’s retirement is an effect rather than a cause of electoral agony for his party.
Not only the rapes but all the sequelae: the agony, the bitterness, the self-recrimination, the asco, the desperate need to keep it hidden and silent.
Let the agony wash over you like a grief-sized ocean.
And then the rest of the process — executing the script, executing the movie or the TV show — are just varying degrees of agony and pain.
Zurbarán only soared into the canon in the 1840s, when the Louvre opened its Galerie Espagnole, and Parisians discovered his frank, no-nonsense pictures of saints in agony and ecstasy.
Endometriosis spreads like a vine through the bodies of roughly 176 million women worldwide, causing agony and infertility.
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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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