agonizingly agonizingly  /ˈæ ɡə naɪ zɪŋ li/


  • (adv) in a very painful manner



  1. The preparation for Challenger's tenth journey into space had been painstakingly careful, and for its crew, agonizingly slow.
  2. His senses of smell and hearing become agonizingly acute.
  3. Even before a long, agonizingly unfunny scene that Skinner spends at the bottom of an empty swimming pool, the film's desperate smile has turned into a rictus.


  • Kline earns first win at Grandview

    Finally, Paul Kline is a Grandview Speedway sportsman winner. The Muhlenberg Township driver has been agonizingly close to adding his name to the win column at the Bechtelsville oval since the sportsmen were added as a weekly division leading into the 2012 season.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle


  1. "They did a great thing when they came together to buy the team and keep it in Edmonton," Katz said. "They have maintained a real community feeling ever since, and just over one year ago they came agonizingly close to bringing the Cup back to...
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Daryl Katz Source:

  2. "This is a true Groundhog Day budget that simply and agonizingly repeats the ludicrous budgetary policies that the Congress and the American people have consistently rejected year after year after year after year," Rahall said. "This budget...
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Nick Rahall Source: Billings Gazette

  3. "After so much high-intensity sailing, 30,000 miles around the world, this leg has been agonizingly slow for all the teams," Paul Cayard, skipper of Disney's Pirates of the Carribean, said in an email earlier this week.
    on Jun 9, 2006 By: Paul Cayard Source: TVNZ

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