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Most important, he was a mother figure—he cared for them, reassured them, agonized on them, nagged them, even wept for them.

Announcement videos are agonized over internally, so a bit of close-reading can be revealing.

To do this she went through a lot of protracted squatting motions, with appropriately agonized expressions.

Fowler reportedly agonized for days about whether to post and release the comments.

As President Barack Obama plays an agonized Hamlet over Afghanistan, the ice is cracking beneath his feet on Capitol Hill.

The gnarled hands shut up into clenched fists, and the feeble voice trailed off in an agonized moan.

As she twisted his great red ear, the agonized cries of Johnny became heartrending.

Her face, haggard, restless with the quivering of her agonized nerves, was as a wild book for him to read.

He replied to her agonized questioning that, yes, it might be possible, with infinite precaution and incessant care.

He half feared to look upon his work; to see Susan's face agonized under his blow.


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On this page you'll find 187 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to agonized, such as: aching, aggrieved, battered, bleeding, bruised, and buffeted.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.