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noun (agon, ies)
  1. Violent contest or striving.
The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations. --Macaulay.
  1. Pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece; and hence, extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; paroxysm of grief; specifically, the sufferings of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane.
Being in an agony he prayed more earnestly. --Luke xxii. 44.
  1. Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
With cries and agonies of wild delight. --Pope.
  1. The last struggle of life; death struggle.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (agonia) "emulation, competition, struggle", from (polytonic, á) (agon) "contest".


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