Example sentences for: agony

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

  • He's playing the metaphor--the toothache as existential agony.

  • The dead Jesus in his mother’s arms emphasizes the agony rather than the pathos portrayed by the Pietà in St. Peter’s in Rome (see page 61).

  • Having no real anesthesia to ease the agony of amputation or surgery, a surgeon of two centuries ago offered wounded soldiers the only pain reducer available—a bullet to bite on.

  • What the agony of Jesus on the cross is to Christians, the Holocaust is to Jews.

  • And I could not be more thrilled to hear back from readers since it only makes us better at our jobs, despite the agony of having to listen to the wackos that always accompany the good comments.


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