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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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Over There'' follows the agonizingly intense encounters an Army unit has with the enemy - and, sometimes, with other American units.
There was seemingly nothing he could do to shake up a team that was agonizingly inconsistent.
Nevertheless, Northridge came agonizingly close to pulling off an upset - a recurring theme for the hard-luck Matadors (3-12, 2-5) this year - but Kim Gildersleeve's 3-pointer hit off the front of the rim as time expired, sending UC Santa Barbara home with a narrow win while leaving the Matadors to once again ponder what if.
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Finishing sixth, as Field agonizingly saw first-hand last year, means you get a medal but your season is over.
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After leading the Cowboys agonizingly close to the Southern Section Division II championship match in his first season on the job, Cook thought stepping away from the rigors of full-time coaching was a good idea.
With the memories of kamikaze terrorists still agonizingly fresh, the list of diverting trivialities is fairly limitless.
The Lancers (0-2), who joined their classmates in a midweek candlelight vigil in between preparing for the Bulldogs (1-1), fell agonizingly close again in an early-season game.
Tonight's 90-minute premiere is virtually all filler leading up to the meat of the series, with agonizingly long driving montages (the music - Journey, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd - is clearly from a 30- or 40-something's perspective, not the characters who are ostensibly listening to it).