Example sentences for: agonize

How can you use “agonize” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • There has been no lack of commentary about the consequences that the latest version of Ola leaves--computers and electronic text--will have on the future of reading, writing, and the Word, and I have no wish to revisit all the speculative Big Questions here; Sven Birkerts, Michael Joyce, Steven Johnson, and the rest of the gang can agonize or exult over these without any outside help.

  • To have Brock agonize, to have him spend the bulk of the book desperately weighing the pros and cons of his decision, would be to have him act as people normally act in novels.

  • In the scenes in which Don Hewitt and Mike Wallace agonize over whether to cave in to corporate pressure not to broadcast their Wigand piece, The Insider neglects to alert viewers to the likelihood that the ABC lawsuit is weighing heavily on their minds.

  • Typical among the words over which purists agonize, Fowler-type authorities dither, and about which lexicographers write usage notes are the classic/classical pair.

  • We will publish articles from various perspectives, but we will not agonize if the mix averages out to be somewhere other than dead center.


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