Agony

Definition of Agony

Ag´o`ny
n.1.Violent contest or striving.
The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations.
- Macaulay.
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.
Being in an agony he prayed more earnestly.
- Luke xxii. 44.
3.Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
With cries and agonies of wild delight.
- Pope.
4.The last struggle of life; death struggle.
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