Part of speech: noun

Intense suffering; anguish; struggle.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Beckles Willson.
  3. She burst into an agony of weeping. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.