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Word Example of - anguish

    Example Sentences for anguish

    Woe to the hearts that heard, unmoved,The mother's anguish'd shriek!

    The anguish of the present moment of bread-hunger and cold was too keen.

    I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish to riot in the excess of my despair.

    Yet was the fear of this horror added to the mother's anguish?

    A cry of anguish burst from the heart of kind Mother Etienne.

    He was wounded—sorely; but with quiet resignation he bore his anguish.

    The baby across the street uttered a howl of anguish at the sight.

    When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou.

    As the time of separation approaches, the whole grove seems to share your anguish.

    Did she not tell me why all anguish of soul or body should be borne patiently?

Word Origin & History of - anguish

    Word Origin & History

    anguish early 13c., "acute bodily or mental suffering," from O.Fr. anguisse, angoisse "choking sensation, distress, anxiety, rage," from L. angustia "tightness, distress," from ang(u)ere "to throttle, torment" (see anger). The verb is attested from early 14c., intrans.; late 14c., trans.

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