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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.
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Although the decision to fire him agonized Giles, eventually he realized he would never be able to turn the vice president into a team player.
Mirror images, halves of a tortured soul, they speak in the madly logical, agonized words of Charles Manson--a broken poetry of incomprehension and frustration that Caspersen counterpoints with tight-muscled, truncated, autistic gestures and twitches.
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In recent months, Britain has agonized over the massacre of 16 schoolchildren and their teacher in Dunblane, and the fatal stabbings of 12-year-old Nikki Conroy in her classroom and of London headmaster Philip Lawrence by a pupil.
As comrades-in-arms, they agonized over the political crises and tragedies of the times and struggled to find appropriate responses--seeing themselves as obligated to respond and act.
Predictably the fallout from Pope Paul's agonized decision could be described as extraordinary.
By contrast, Nelson, who does not doubt her upper-middle-class family's achievements, agonized for years over whether such success was an "authentic Negro experience" or one comparable to the reality of life many African-Americans - particularly the poor - experience.
Over the years QuickBooks managers have agonized over the management of key transactions within their daily business operations," explains Benjamin Chou, President of Personable.
Denaker's fully voiced performance is outstanding as she voices the agonized Charlotte, the compliant Willow, the fanatic Spencer, the sonorous John, the strong grandmother Nan, the flirtatious Catherine and the sensitive Sarah as they change and accept the tragedy.
Oh No (all works 2000) is built up around shots of a young woman's face as she variously grunts, moans, shrieks, or murmurs the phrase that gives the work its title, intercut with views of (presumably her own) bare legs and feet as she walks on the necks and bodies of a series of electric guitars lying on the floor and with close-ups of the instruments themselves--all accompanied by the agonized sounds of scru nching guitar strings.
Dominique Blanc mysteriously copped a Cesar award for Best Supporting Actress, but the real diva turn belongs to the turbulent Bruni-Tedeschi, whose angular face and agonized gestures suggest Carmen Maura standing in for one of Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.
If Ware was kicking himself over the botched fourth down, he left the field agonized when the first-half clock ran out and the ball at the Spirits 11.