agonising agonising

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely painful

Usage(s):

  • I recall the late Robin Cook, Foreign Minister in the Blair Cabinet spending hours with us agonising about what to do as he saw the rush to war.

News

  • How To Push The US/EU Free Trade Agreement Forward

    There's much agonising amongst the Very Serious People who pay attention to such things about the negotiations for the United States/European Union free trade deal (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, as it is formally known). It's going to be very difficult to negotiate and it's entirely possible that one or more of the sticking points will lead to it never being concluded ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "I want to know what you're thinking on one of the most important questions of this campaign," Clinton, a Democrat, said in a mock-serious tone during the initial video. "It's something we've been struggling with, debating, agonising over for...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. If accepted, the claim would force an "agonising reappraisal of the Eurocentric view of history", Menzies says in his book "1434: The Year A Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed To Italy and Ignited The Renaissance".
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Gavin Menzies Source: Reuters UK

  3. Roger Ebert called it "an agonising experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Roger Ebert Source: Financial Express

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