[ US /ˈæɡəˌnaɪz/ ]
  1. suffer agony or anguish
  2. cause to agonize
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How To Use agonize In A Sentence

  • But a surge in thefts of treasured relics from ancient temples and monuments has reached such a level that an agonised debate has begun over bringing back the death penalty.
  • I felt very strongly that it was not a good deal for shareholders," said Mr. Sack, adding that he has "agonized" over proceeding with the suit. Applebee's Director Plans Suit Over Price
  • He displayed the agonizer between two fingers, and waited. Firestorm
  • No belief flowered in the grim Elasian face, but the agonizer's threatening touch lifted. Firestorm
  • The singing, so difficult to bear for many listeners, never settles into a particular pitch, remaining agonisedly in motion; Jandek presents us with a voice in extremity, and an endless quarrying of pain and related states, in which infinite gradations of suffering are allowed to differentiate themselves. Archive 2007-10-01
  • And you've only antagonized terrorists and exponentially increased their numbers by being there. CNN Poll: Afghanistan War opposition at all-time high
  • The accession of the Dutch prince to the throne had agonized the Tories because it set aside both the reigning (or "abdicated") king and the Prince of Wales.
  • I will not let your secret out to agonise the man I love.
  • The lips of the Prior were moving in a kind of agonised entreaty, and his eyes rolled round. The King's Achievement
  • agonized screams
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