Example sentences for: agonizing

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

  • There was no agonizing whatsoever on the part of the editors: every editor associated with the book wanted those words in.

  • One example, not the author's fault, is the comment, “The editors of the Random House Dictionary of 1966 decided, after considerable agonizing, not to insert any four-letter words.”

  • Graham's aptly named book crosscuts between the engrossing social history of her life and times--populated by the likes of Marie Curie, Edward Steichen, Auguste Rodin, Thomas Mann, Bernard Baruch, Walter Lippmann, FDR, Truman Capote, LBJ, Jessica Mitford, Scotty Reston, Emperor Hirohito, Bill and Babe Paley, and Richard Nixon--and her agonizing personal history.

  • Not Pat Buchanan and not Gary Bauer, but they're not the ones doing the agonizing.

  • Compare Masolino’s sweet and harmonious Adam and Eve in his Original Sin (chapel entrance, upper right) with Masaccio’s agonizing figures in the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, opposite, to appreciate one of the early Renaissance’s most dramatic statements.


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