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dibức xúc, suffering, misery, agony mean the state of being in great trouble. digăng tay implies an external and usually temporary cause of great physical or mental strain & stress. the hurricane put everyone in great distress suffering implies conscious endurance of pain or diáp lực. the suffering of famine victims misery stresses the unhappiness attending especially sickness, poverty, or loss. the homeless live sầu with misery every day agony suggests pain too intense lớn be borne. in agony over the death of their child
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In Ancient Greece, a public gathering was called agon. Since the Greeks placed a high value on sports & athletic competition, there were almost always athletic events at gatherings on festival days. The struggle lớn win the prize in such contests came to lớn be called agonia. This term came also to lớn be used for any difficult physical struggle & then for the pain that went with it—physical or mental. Our English word agony, meaning “intense pain of mind or body toàn thân,” thus comes from a word that meant a happy celebration.
Recent Examples on the Web All the performances are svào, from the restrained parental agony of Andie MacDowell & the underrated Frank Grillo to the hellish descent conveyed by Jiménez. — Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘No Man’s Land’: An immigration tale told with empathy và humanity," 21 Jan. 2021 Having a child in the hospital is agony for any family, but having one stuông xã there for Christmas can be especially hard. — Los Angeles Times, "L.A."s children’s hospitals welcome Santa, with a Zoom links to lớn the North Pole & a mask under his beard," 25 Dec. 2020 But three months of competitive agony và a 4-9 record makes people irrational. — David Moore, Dallas News, "How a win over the Bengals creates a conundrum for Andy Dalton, Mike McCarthy và Cowboys fans," 13 Dec. 2020 Who can identify the historical figure introduced below và suggest how he might be connected khổng lồ Minneapolis" ongoing racial agony? — James Brewer Stewart, Star Tribune, "For American racism, slavery was only the beginning," 6 Feb. 2021 As expected, Tayce and Bimini do an excellent job as a bunch of club kids trying to read the news và Lawrence and Ellie exceed as agony aunts, the English term for advice columnists. — Brian Moylan, Vulture, "RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Recap: Gone Sour," 4 Feb. 2021 At times the book feels more a howl of agony intended lớn command compassion from a distance than a work of art created to evoke an emotional experience in the reader. — Claire Messud, Harpers Magazine, "New Books," 5 Jan. 2021 The potential for more agony is on the horizon for next offseason when both Carlos Correa & Lance McCullers – two of the six holdovers from the 2017 championship team – both hit không tính phí agency for the first time. — Matt Young, Chron, "Carlos Correa: "I would love sầu to be an Astro for life"," 22 Jan. 2021 Video footage of the riot that prosecutors cited in court documents shows Gold và Str& just steps away from the spot where a Capitol police officer was screaming in agony as the mob crushed him against a door. — Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, "Motley crew of far-right Californians accused of joining Capitol siege," 21 Jan. 2021
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History and Etymology for agony
Middle English agonie, borrowed from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French agonie, borrowed from Late Latin agōnia, borrowed from Greek agōnía "conchạy thử, struggle, anguish," from agṓn "gathering, assembly at games, conchạy thử for a prize" (derivative of ágein "to lớn lead, drive") + -ia -y entry 2 — more at agent