Example sentences for: anguished

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

  • Most Americans agree that the netherworld is merely "an anguished state of existence."

  • Rockefeller was caught up in this anguished giving when Avenging Angel Tarbell began to rend his flesh in McClure's.

  • He tries to disarm the accusation that he was callous about executing Karla Fay Tucker by portraying his decision as an anguished crisis of conscience.

  • Loughrin's insights run from the profound ("I realized how much Patsy's frilly, feminine decorative taste clashed with that of the young college students") to the truly anguished ("I passed a spiral staircase on my right, shuddering as I realized these were the same stairs where Patsy claimed to have found the ransom note that fateful morning after Christmas").

  • Here's an example of why: In Twilight , aging gumshoe Paul Newman regards glamorous movie queen Susan Sarandon with anguished eyes, his longing for her at war with his loyalty to her cancer-ridden husband (Gene Hackman).

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