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noun as in suffering, pain


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It should serve as a reminder of those parents still experiencing that agony.

If your muscles feel so tight that the gentlest prod causes agony, a heated pad can be a great ally.

Through Nadir’s journey, Joukhadar gives us a raw and powerful portrayal of his character’s agony and loneliness as he deals with living in a body that make him look female.

I once imagined the agony of illness being the greatest challenge I’d face as a doctor.

Twice, Raymond Jefferson’s service to his country left him in pain, agony and facing years of recovery.

Truth be told, there is no one better at capturing the agony and alarm of a woman in the throes of a nervous breakdown than Moore.

The agony of being so close to our goal but failing gnaws at our insides while we replay the events over and over in our heads.

Animals in agony or danger are used by Martin Wittfooth, often to hint at the future of the human condition.

Murray lost 6-1 7-6, 6-2 as Kate and William grimaced and groaned in agony with the rest of the nation.

But if he positioned himself a certain way, he found he could avoid excruciating agony.

In the year of misery, of agony and suffering in general he had endured, he had settled upon one theory.

Your sacrifice shall be the agony of agonies, the death of deaths, and yet you'll find yourself unable to resist.

Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.

Having reduced Punch to a second agony of tears Harry departed upstairs with the news that Punch was still rebellious.

How little did she realize the long drawn-out agony that was even then beginning for her sisters in that ill-fated entrenchment!

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On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to agony, such as: anguish, misery, passion, torment, torture, and woe.

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