Definition of 'agony'

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Example sentences containing 'agony'

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Footage showed the man writhing in agony as the tigers passed him between them. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He seemed to make that agony more acute in me than it need have been. Jackson, Rosie Mothers who Leave (1994)Will you preserve me from agony and pain and aches? Christianity Today (2000)But our father said they could hardly eat anything because of their mental agony. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The eternal cycle of agony and ecstasy would see ecstasy prevailing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Turn to our election agony aunts timesonline. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For much of the race we are out of breath and in agony over the physical effort. The Sun (2013)Was it the memory of the agony and pain of childbirth that made her feel so sorrowful? Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)Our enthusiasm was tempered by the agony and ecstasy of the bus journeys. Davey, Ray Rev. & Cole, John A Channel of Peace (1993)Agony aunts declared it the death of marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At first it was absolute agony with the pain sharpest in the backs of my calves. Frankie Dettori with Jonathan Powell FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)Is this a look of agony or ecstasy? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Very few take its physical and emotional agonies to heart as do those in this corner of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The death agony is not pretty. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But agony is piled on agony. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the agony and anguish remain - as does the hope. The Sun (2010)We were in mental agony, together yet apart. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Eight goals this season and he can pile the agony on struggling Luton. The Sun (2007)Accused is the story of the agony of one man 's life of denial. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For those who do not make it, it will be a mental agony to complement the physical one they have endured. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'agony'

British English: agony /ˈæɡənɪ/ NOUN
Agony is great physical or mental suffering.
She called out in agony.
  • American English: agony
  • Arabic: أَلَمْ سكرة الموت
  • Brazilian Portuguese: agonia
  • Chinese: 痛楚
  • Croatian: agonija
  • Czech: utrpení
  • Danish: pine
  • Dutch: kwelling
  • European Spanish: agonía
  • Finnish: tuska
  • French: agonie
  • German: Qual
  • Greek: αγωνία
  • Italian: agonia
  • Japanese: 苦悶
  • Korean: 고통
  • Norwegian: pine
  • Polish: agonia
  • European Portuguese: agonia
  • Romanian: agonie
  • Russian: агония
  • Latin American Spanish: agonía
  • Swedish: vånda
  • Thai: ความทรมาน
  • Turkish: ıstırap
  • Ukrainian: агонія
  • Vietnamese: cơn đau đớn


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