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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

I love working if it's with people who are capable of having a good time. People with a little bit of enjoyment of what they do. If it's enormous pressure, and people feel that their lives are at stake, then it's agony. So I try to pick projects where I feel like I'm going to avoid those traps.
Alan Arkin

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

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.
Thomas Sowell

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