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Definition of Agony

Agony

  1. Violent contest or striving.
  2. Pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece; and hence, extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; paroxysm of grief; specifically, the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.
  3. Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
  4. The last struggle of life; death struggle.

Agony Quotations

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness... but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction.
David S. Rose

Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.
Ezra Taft Benson

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
Virginia Woolf

Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
Louise Bogan
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Agony Translations

agony in Danish is angst
agony in Dutch is doodsangst, doodsstrijd, agonie
agony in Finnish is tuska
agony in French is angoisse, agonie
agony in German is Todeskampf
agony in Portuguese is agonia
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