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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]

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]
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Artists, by contrast, will find the one hedging phrase in an otherwise glowing review and agonize over it.
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