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No leisure is here, only quivering, intense, agonized anxiety.

But in his doctrine of spiritual integrity, in the agonized utterance, "Be true—be true!"

But, little by little, his face resumed an agonized expression.

She seemed to have aged ten years from the hours of agonized weeping.

He had answered his call, praying him in an agonized voice to descend and rescue him.

Mr. Jim Fletcher, whose place was next him, uttered an agonized "Ow!"

What relief from pain to the agonized sufferer had they not given!

She regarded him in agonized doubt for a moment, and nodded.

Dick lifted his agonized face and stared into Elsa's tear wet eyes.

The mother-wolf hissed with agonized fury on the roof of the rick.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "to torture," from Middle French agoniser or directly from Medieval Latin agonizare, from Greek agonizesthai "to contend in the struggle" (see agony). Intransitive sense of "to suffer physical pain" is recorded from 1660s. That of "to worry intensely" is from 1853. Related: Agonized; agonizing.

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