agony agony  /ˈæ ɡə ni/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
  2. (n) a state of acute pain

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. While Stalingrad's agony was reaching its height, Winston Churchill rose in Parliament to review the war and his trip to Moscow.
  2. A new book codifies the agony of romantic love Dear Ralph, Your four love letters arrived today.

News

  1. 'Someone Else' Edges Into Governor's Race

    Ali and Frazier fought three times and, in the last bout, each fighter ushered the other to the threshold of unbearable agony, so that when Frazier's corner threw in the towel before the 15th round, it was effectively speaking for everybody.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  2. Spurs left to ponder after Finals loss

    By Julian Linden MIAMI (Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs' worst nightmare became a reality when they lost the decisive game of the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat on Thursday. The agony of their 95-88 defeat in Game Seven of one of the most exciting NBA Finals in years was made all the worse in the knowledge they could just as easily have won the title themselves. The Spurs were just seconds away ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. NBA-Spurs left to ponder what might have been after Finals loss

    By Julian Linden MIAMI, June 20 (Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs' worst nightmare became a reality when they lost the decisive game of the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat on Thursday. The agony of their 95-88 defeat in Game Seven of one of the most exciting NBA Finals in years was made all the worse in the knowledge they could just as easily have won the title themselves. The Spurs were just ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Howard said the hit "felt like agony."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Tim Howard Source: The Associated Press

  2. "One unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is that the price of America's withdrawal was paid by millions of innocent citizens, whose agony would add to our vocabulary new terms, like 'boat people,' 'reeducation camps,' and 'killing fields,'" said Bush.
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  3. "The country will wonder 'what if?' after Frank Lampard's disallowed goal, but it was a disappointing result," said Mr Cameron. "At least we were all spared the agony of penalties."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: BBC News

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