agony
noun
ADJECTIVE
excruciating, extreme, intense
absolute, pure, sheer, utter
exquisite
mental, physical
death

The little creature squirmed in its death agonies.

VERB + AGONY
endure, go through, suffer

He endured the agonies of loneliness.

They went through agony in the search for their missing relatives.

cause, inflict

She was causing David a great deal of agony.

prolong

Don't prolong the agony—just tell me the result!

PREPOSITION
in agony

The soldier died in agony.

in an agony of

She mumbled an apology in an agony of embarrassment.

PHRASES
a groan of agony, a scream of agony
groan in agony, scream in agony
be contorted in agony, writhe in agony

His face was contorted in agony as he tried to lift himself out of the chair.


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