Definition for agonized (2 of 2)
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 agonized
Most important, he was a mother figure—he cared for them, reassured them, agonized on them, nagged them, even wept for them.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers|Nik Cohn|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Announcement videos are agonized over internally, so a bit of close-reading can be revealing.
As President Barack Obama plays an agonized Hamlet over Afghanistan, the ice is cracking beneath his feet on Capitol Hill.
She asked the agonized question at the moment her head and shoulders appeared above the roof.The Campers Out|Edward S. Ellis
About midnight the expected change, which Eugene in agonized sympathy was awaiting, arrived.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
The head stretched out its long neck and sent an agonized glance toward her.The Madigans|Miriam Michelson
Anne read hers that bitter night, as she kept her agonized vigil through the hours of storm and darkness.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Streams of liquid jetted out, and their agonized cries followed.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for agonized
Word Origin for agonize
Word Origin and History for agonized
1580s, "to torture," from Middle French agoniser or directly from Medieval Latin agonizare, from Greek agonizesthai "to contend in the struggle" (see agony). Intransitive sense of "to suffer physical pain" is recorded from 1660s. That of "to worry intensely" is from 1853. Related: Agonized; agonizing.