kuolemantuska, kärsimys, suuri hätä
Violent contest or striving.
The world is convulsed by the agonies of great nations. —w:Thomas Babington Macaulay|Thomas Babington Macaulay.
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.
paroxysm Paroxysm of joy; keen emotion.
With cries and agonies of wild delight. —w:Alexander Pope|Alexander Pope.