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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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Petersen agonized over telling her daughters, then ages 8 and 11.
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.
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Discussing the family's decision Tuesday morning to remove her brother from life support systems, she said her parents agonized over the choice but ultimately decided it would be best to donate his organs to save lives.