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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

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
Victoria Woodhull

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
George Eliot

In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong.
James E. Faust
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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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