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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 ?
The agonised, wasted, consumptive face, the parched blood-stained lips, the hoarse voice, the tears unrestrained as a child's, the trustful, childish and yet despairing prayer for help were so piteous that everyone seemed to feel for her.
WHILE the Racing Post headline (July 5) on Rodi Greene just missing out on a pounds 100,000 payment was 'Agonising', Rodi's response to the situation was emphatically not agonised.
In the documentary she reveals how she has agonised over her decision to finally stop racing but will always run for fun.
We agonised over team selection, we agonised over substitutes,' admitted Lawrence.
Today he said: "I agonised over this decision because of my loyalty to my constituents in Hartlepool.