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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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Charlotte has suffered since birth with the hereditary Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which causes agonising daily dislocations of her fingers, elbows and shoulders.
It was an agonising moment for Huddersfield who missed a catalogue of chances, beginning when Baldry saw his shot clip the bar.
The show is an acting and performing tour de force, funny and agonising by turn but hugely entertaining - and it does classical music a humanising service in showing us those expressions of panic and alarm usually missing from its public face.
Their excitable internet fan sites are still agonising over a 21-year-old soccer riot that killed 96 people.
The six-handicapper from the Glamorganshire Club scored 35 Stableford points being out among the early starters in Devon and had an agonising wait to see if he'd made the quartet heading to the United States.
I'd imagine he is more likely to run six bends now, it was an agonising short--head defeat in the Pepsi Marathon final last Saturday, but it is worth remembering that the short run--in means a marathon round the Stow is easier than most other places.
I WOULD like to think that, with the new crop of funerals to come out of the Alder Hey organ scandal (Daily Post, August 6), we are nearing the end in what must have been an agonising ordeal for hundreds of families.
The Wales international finished an agonising two seconds outside the medals, sharing fourth place with English rider Matt Bottrill, as they both recorded a time of 20min 13sec in the Port Talbot Wheelers promotion.
HOLLYWOOD TV star Roma Downey suffers such agonising pain from migraine that she is threatening to give up showbusiness.
Chairman Hamish Milne said: "It has been an agonising decision for the five directors of Spirax to take.
THE parents of Madeleine McCann faced an agonising milestone today on the seventh day since her disappearance.
MIDDLESBROUGH boss Steve McClaren has revealed that he had been agonising over his decision to walk away from England since the World Cup.