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  • v  cause to agonize
  • v  suffer agony or anguish
  • s  extremely painful

  • He writes that "even when they appear most impersonal, his political and imperial concepts spring from his own agonising sense of personal isolation.
  • Why all this agonising? The Senate is an independent part of Congress.
  • So all this agonising over "what do we do with JoeL" puzzles me.
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  • 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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - Forbes
Quotes

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Sydney Morning Herald
    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...
  • Gavin Menzies in Reuters UK
    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".
  • Roger Ebert in Financial Express
    Roger Ebert called it "an agonising experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented."

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