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agony

 [ag´ah-ne]
severe pain or extreme suffering.

ag·o·ny

(ag'ŏ-nē),
Intense pain or anguish of body or mind.
[G. agōn, a struggle, trial]

agony

[ag′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, agon
severe physical or emotional anguish or distress, as in pain.

ag·o·ny

(ag'ŏ-nē)
Intense pain or anguish of body or mind.
[G. agōn, a struggle, trial]

agony

1. Intense physical or mental pain.
2. The struggle that sometimes precedes death.

ag·o·ny

(ag'ŏ-nē)
Intense pain or anguish of body or mind.
[G. agōn, a struggle, trial]

agony,

n severe pain or extreme suffering.

agony

1. death struggle.
2. extreme suffering.
References in classic literature ?
Even amid the agonies of that period, the human nature craved food.
But he held the old man firmly, and watched his agonies with greedy eyes; and when his lifeless head fell forward on his bosom, he rolled the corpse from him with his feet.
What terrible agonies and privations some of them, the tramps for instance, had endured
In a statement by the media office, Jbouri received today a delegation from the Izidi component, where he was acquainted with their agonies and means to terminate their suffering.
What a terribly tragic state of affairs that one family should have to undergo such agonies.
December 29 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's foreign minister Thursday called on the French parliament not to make imperialist plans on agonies of other people.
Reading suffered the agony of agonies in 1995 when they had one foot in the Premiership, only to have the opportunity cruelly taken away from them.
In this way, both genders bring recreation to roles that have, under individualism, become too prone to producing Agonies rather than Ecstasies.
Our society continues to wrestle with how to protect our children from the injuries and agonies of sexual abuse and molestation.
Do the traditional Stations of the Cross dwell too much on Christ's agonies while failing to make the connection to the sufferings of our brothers and sisters all around us?