The Czech dancer makes the claims in her autobiography, agony and Ecstasy: My Life in Dance. '
The former chess champion said he remembered screaming in agony.
The agony of being so close to our goal but failing gnaws at our insides while we replay the events over and over in our heads.
Stalin survived several days of agony, ultimately choking to death in his bed on the night of March 5.
The Republican Governors Association suffers through the agony of choice, when the only options really may be sink or swim.
There was such an agony of supplication in her voice and her attitude, that Pascal was touched.
For three dreadful weeks he ran it in agony or apprehension.
"There's nothing more you can do I care for now," she broke out with a look of agony.
It must be agonising to you, and there would be dishonour as well as pain to me, in witnessing that agony.
For His work's sake, His soul was required to pass through the agony of losing every human consolation.
late 14c., "mental suffering" (especially that of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane), from Old French agonie, agoine "anguish, terror, death agony" (14c.), and directly from Late Latin agonia, from Greek agonia "a (mental) struggle for victory," originally "a struggle for victory in the games," from agon "assembly for a contest," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Sense of "extreme bodily suffering" first recorded c.1600.
contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain and suffering. Anguish is the reflection on evil that is already past, while agony is a struggle with evil at the time present. It is only used in the New Testament by Luke (22:44) to describe our Lord's fearful struggle in Gethsemane. The verb from which the noun "agony" is derived is used to denote an earnest endeavour or striving, as "Strive [agonize] to enter" (Luke 13:24); "Then would my servants fight" [agonize] (John 18:36). Comp. 1 Cor. 9:25; Col. 1:29; 4:12; 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Tim. 4:7, where the words "striveth," "labour," "conflict," "fight," are the renderings of the same Greek verb.