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  • noun Plural form of agony.


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  • Without the public good we're all dead -- Right and Left -- as the agonies from the Spanish Inquisition to Auschwitz to the Gulag to Pol Pot to Ruanda to Darfur bear witness.

    Dan Agin: Why the Right in America is Dead

  • They'd be rolling in agonies if they were to eat them.

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

  • I am haunted day and night with the thought of all the women of England, Scotland, and Ireland, who must be in agonies of suspense about their nearest and dearest.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Yet Christian women have endured a yet more fearful ordeal to their tender affection, watching, supporting, and finding unfailing fortitude to uphold the sufferer in agonies that must have rent their hearts.

    A Book of Golden Deeds

  • I have been in agonies about them all! and I could not prevail – I could not – this gentleman said the risk was so great – he would not suffer me – but he has sent for a chaise, though I told him I had a thousand times rather hazard my life amongst them, and with them, than save it alone! '

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • Presently the door was unlocked, - the Count and Margarite appeared; they saw me in agonies; "I am dying, barbarian; you will be satisfied, you have murdered a worthy man who never injured you - you have killed an innocent wife."

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • Lord with their complaints and petitions they were in agonies like those of a woman in travail.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The extremity of dying agonies is no obstruction to the living comforts that wait for holy souls on the other side death.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • The ministers of the tyrant, by the orders, and in the presence, of their master, beat him on the neck with leather thongs armed at the extremities with lead; and when he fainted under the violence of the pain, he was removed in a close litter, to conceal his dying agonies from the eyes of the indignant city.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Lovelace is in agonies over Clarissa’s lack of interest in him.

    Almost There « So Many Books


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