What does the word agony mean?

Usage examples for agony

  1. I feel it once more in the agony I have suffered since you are speaking to me; there is something within me that has never ceased being yours. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. I have since learned that I was carried downstairs in an agony of fear and terror. – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson
  3. She burst into an agony of weeping. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley