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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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Hundreds of thousands of cancer victims suffer "breakthrough pain," sudden, agonizing episodes that break through the regular painkillers taken several times each day.
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Total Semiconductor demand has been painfully slow to increase after bouncing along the bottom since September 2001, and affiliated industries continue in agonizing wait for additional signs of improved business conditions.
In the two years I've been on this committee, it's been one agonizing experience with Adelphia, Adelphia, Adelphia - the arrests, the corruption, the scandal,'' Zine said.
At first Keegan views the demanding, often agonizing sport as a penance, but gradually he learns to wrestle, even as he wrestles with his inner demons.
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SANTA BARBARA - From the hand of UC Santa Barbara junior forward Casey Cook came the latest - and most agonizing - last-second loss yet for a Pepperdine team whose only question by the end of Wednesday night was: ``What next?
The facts and circumstances involving the doctor-patient relationship during a terminal illness are difficult and agonizing, and it is clear the medical profession must do what it can to manage pain with the use of drugs.
Erica Hightower could come to only one conclusion after watching the Valley College women's basketball team advance to next week's state tournament despite squandering leads in agonizing fashion at the end of overtime and regulation Friday night.