verb (used without object), ag·o·nized, ag·o·niz·ing.
verb (used with object), ag·o·nized, ag·o·niz·ing.
Examples from the Web for agonise
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
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
His exhortation and command rather is, “Strive”—“knock”—agonise to “enter in!”Memories of Bethany|John Ross Macduff
If we agonise that we and our descendants may rise, life is worth living.Life of Charles Darwin|G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany