Example sentences for: agony

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

  • Both the Washington Post and NYT note that presidential counsel Gregory Craig argued in the Senate that the tape would add "to the agony, to the embarrassment, and to the humiliation" of the Clinton family.

  • A two year agony of fact-finding panels and legal actions ensued, with losers both male and female: Scapegoat men were singled out for behavior their profession had never before discouraged; women who told of being pressured for sex found themselves alone, laughed at, or forced by the hostile environment to leave.

  • The best modern prison memoirs-- The Autobiography of Malcolm X , Jack Henry Abbott's In the Belly of the Beast , Eldridge Cleaver's Soul on Ice , and Nien Cheng's Life and Death in Shanghai --are stories about an agony that yields redemption.

  • And the Times is aware of how sadly routine such events have become, referring to the episode's "familiar agony," and reporting that "fifteen suicide bombers have struck in Israel over the last three and a half years, killing at least 140 people and wounding hundreds."

  • know this, this anguish, this agony for a departing self wishing only to stay, to endure,


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