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Agonize   /ˈægənˌaɪz/   Listen
Agonize

verb
(past & past part. agonized; pres. part. agonizing)
1.
Cause to agonize.  Synonym: agonise.
2.
Suffer agony or anguish.  Synonym: agonise.






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"Agonize" Quotes from Famous Books



... clothing, ordering him here and there at will and knowing how to be obeyed—when, in a word, a man finds himself treated by God in a manner totally different from any one else he knows or ever heard of, it is plain that he must agonize for the possession of a divine sanction to which he can appeal in common with all men, and which must therefore exist in the external order. He longs, above all things, to test his secret in ...
— Life of Father Hecker • Walter Elliott

... them to meet every accusation, by communicating to them each charge as it occurred. So thoroughly were the Assembly deceived, that the friendly guard was allowed free access to the apartments, in order to facilitate, as was imagined, his wish to agonize and annoy. By this means, he was enabled to caution the illustrious prisoners never to betray any emotion at what he read, and to rely upon his doing his best to soften the ...
— The Memoirs of Louis XV. and XVI., Volume 7 • Madame du Hausset, and of an Unknown English Girl and the Princess Lamballe



Words linked to "Agonize" :   hurt, anguish, suffer, pain, agony, agonise



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