A rundown of the agony and expense of airline travel as you look forward to the holidays.
The former chess champion said he remembered screaming in agony.
Stalin survived several days of agony, ultimately choking to death in his bed on the night of March 5.
Autism impacts families across ethnic and economic lines, and the agony it causes mothers and fathers can be mentally crushing.
But once there, the men drugged Northup—he was not intoxicated, he said—and after a night of agony he fainted.
There was such an agony of supplication in her voice and her attitude, that Pascal was touched.
He awaited, in an agony of suspense, the rattle of the musketry.
"There's nothing more you can do I care for now," she broke out with a look of agony.
agony by agony, something is gained, and my personal agony counts with the rest.
For His work's sake, His soul was required to pass through the agony of losing every human consolation.
late 14c., "mental suffering" (especially that of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane), from Old French agonie, agoine "anguish, terror, death agony" (14c.), and directly from Late Latin agonia, from Greek agonia "a (mental) struggle for victory," originally "a struggle for victory in the games," from agon "assembly for a contest," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Sense of "extreme bodily suffering" first recorded c.1600.
contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain and suffering. Anguish is the reflection on evil that is already past, while agony is a struggle with evil at the time present. It is only used in the New Testament by Luke (22:44) to describe our Lord's fearful struggle in Gethsemane. The verb from which the noun "agony" is derived is used to denote an earnest endeavour or striving, as "Strive [agonize] to enter" (Luke 13:24); "Then would my servants fight" [agonize] (John 18:36). Comp. 1 Cor. 9:25; Col. 1:29; 4:12; 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Tim. 4:7, where the words "striveth," "labour," "conflict," "fight," are the renderings of the same Greek verb.