What could a bunch of (admittedly very famous) teenagers know about the anguish of Lady Di, the naysayers will ask?
Joan hit the glass ceiling hard this past season and Hendricks did a great job conveying her torment and anguish.
As it turned out, the anguish of the column was the fun part.
It is hard not to be moved when Americans talk about the anguish of losing their jobs, giving voice to the numbing statistics.
[L]istening to Koenig explain the roots of her anguish is to be reminded of just how particular her reality is.
Woe to the hearts that heard, unmoved,The mother's anguish'd shriek!
The anguish of the present moment of bread-hunger and cold was too keen.
I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish to riot in the excess of my despair.
Yet was the fear of this horror added to the mother's anguish?
A cry of anguish burst from the heart of kind Mother Etienne.
c.1200, "acute bodily or mental suffering," from Old French anguisse, angoisse "choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage," from Latin angustia (plural angustiae) "tightness, straitness, narrowness;" figuratively "distress, difficulty," from ang(u)ere "to throttle, torment" (see anger (v.)).
early 14c., intransitive and reflexive; mid-14c., transitive, from Old French anguissier (Modern French angoisser), from anguisse (see anguish (n.)). Related: Anguished; anguishing.