verb (used without object), ag·o·nized, ag·o·niz·ing.
verb (used with object), ag·o·nized, ag·o·niz·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for agonize
Othello must not agonise for a cloak, but ‘the little orphan Alice Fell’ has nothing else to agonise for.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
His exhortation and command rather is, “Strive”—“knock”—agonise to “enter in!”Memories of Bethany|John Ross Macduff
No one can make me believe that it is to be ascribed to this scandalous Government, under which we agonise.The Last Hope|Henry Seton Merriman
Never consciously agonise; the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler|Samuel Butler
If we agonise that we and our descendants may rise, life is worth living.Life of Charles Darwin|G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany