Example sentences for: agonized

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

  • Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Catholic convert and priest who wrote near the beginning of the 20 th century, had the gift of seeing spiritual life as dynamic, even agonized, rather than complacently sweet.

  • Orientalism and its even more ambitious sequel Culture and Imperialism are works of passionate, almost agonized ambivalence.

  • At their last meeting, as Chambers was preparing to flee the party, he begged Hiss to join him, but the supercool Hiss seemed to admire just what horrified Chambers in Soviet behavior--Stalin "played for keeps," as he put it--and his wife, Priscilla, termed Chambers' agonized apostasy "mental masturbation."

  • On a recent Meet the Press , the New Dick agonized over the question of human rights in China, but then reached the conclusion that free trade is a basic human right, and voted as usual for MFN status.

  • I cannot recall the reasoning behind the label, over which we agonized for many hours, but it means nothing to me now.)


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