agony


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I struggled no more, but the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long, and final scream of despair.
He even attacked the bars with his teeth in his agony to get at the monster thing outside that had laid hold of him and would not let him go.
When once more he came to land, he told his tale to a holy hermit and was shriven, but ever and anon afterward an agony comes upon him and forces him to tell the tale again, even as he has just done to the wedding guest.
Troubles enough lay ahead of her--the loss of friends and of social advantages, the agony, the supreme agony, of motherhood, which is even yet not a matter of common knowledge.
The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food; but a circumstance that happened when I arrived on the confines of Switzerland, when the sun had recovered its warmth and the earth again began to look green, confirmed in an especial manner the bitterness and horror of my feelings.
But the agony of my wound overcame me; my pulses paused, and I fainted.
I only wonder that at that moment, instead of venting my sensations in exclamations and agony, I did not rush among mankind and perish in the attempt to destroy them.
They little know, who coldly talk of the poor man's bereavements, as a happy release from pain to the departed, and a merciful relief from expense to the survivor--they little know, I say, what the agony of those bereavements is.
But what was that--that old gray head that rose above the water's surface, and with looks of agony, and screams for aid, buffeted with the waves
The tale told itself at once: some scattered garments lay on the beach; a human head was just visible above the waves at a little distance from the shore; and an old man, wringing his hands in agony, was running to and fro, shrieking for assistance.
This marks the first time BREAKING BENJAMIN has hit #1 on the Top 200 chart although the multi-platinum band led by founder and frontman, Ben Burnley, have consistently debuted high week of release -- 2009's Dear Agony debuted at #4; 2006's Phobia debuted at #2.
the TV nation was first introduced to Maureen Lipman in the sitcom Agony.