from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by, suffering, or exhibiting great pain or anguish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective expressing pain or agony.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of agonize.

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  • adjective expressing pain or agony


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  • His shaft was throbbing under her fingers… he seemed in torment, his expression agonized as she worked his engorged flesh.

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  • Honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen: After World War 11 the citizens of Newfoundland were in agonized indecision as to their future course: whether to continue the Commission Government, "go it alone" as a separate country, or become Canada's tenth province.

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  • There he stood, slightly inclining forward, his hands clasped in agonized supplication, his eyes blinking twenty to the second, and at every few words spoken he jerked his head towards the doctor, opening his mouth in a gape which was meant to convey a combination of assent and astonishment.

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  • His expression was agonized, those fangs sharp and glinting.

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  • At 285 volts his response can only be described as an agonized scream.32

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  • At 285 volts his response can only be described as an agonized scream.32

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  • This was the more proper because, in a few years after the beginning of the community, European revolutionists were to be scourged with the Syllabus, whose every word agonized the souls of unworthy advocates of liberty.

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  • But I find it hard to imagine that Hugo Cabret would have raised eyebrows very high, much less "agonized" folks in the field of children's literature, ten or even twenty or thirty years ago.

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  • "I felt very strongly that it was not a good deal for shareholders," said Mr. Sack, adding that he has "agonized" over proceeding with the suit.

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  • He wondered if the other Watcher felt this kind of agonized pleasure from Theo's touch.

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