agony

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agony (Englisch)[Bearbeiten]

Substantiv[Bearbeiten]

Singular Plural
the agony the agonies

Worttrennung:

ag·ony, Plural: ag·onies

Aussprache:

IPA: [æɡənɪ], Plural: []
Hörbeispiele: Lautsprecherbild amerikanisch (Info), Plural:

Bedeutungen:

[1] Qual
[2] Todeskampf

Synonyme:

anguish, pang, torture, torment, distress, rack, throe, severe pain, extreme suffering

Beispiele:

[1] "Judas was gone on his errand, and there remained but brief space for that approaching agony of mind and body, only possible to be produced by the combined divine capacity and human extremity of anguish."[1]
[2] "The agony of Christ upon the cross, dying a slow death from rabid violence among the Jews, and barbarous wounds inflicted by the Roman soldiers, to drain away the blood of life, and torture all the nerves of sense, and all the feelings of the soul within the body, is the highest illustration of the meaning of the word;...The phenomena of agony vary with the diversity of causes which result in death. In some cases, a complete prostration, and apparent calm precede the final separation of soul and body; in others, an apparent struggle sets in between all the forces of the physical and spiritual life, and violent agitation continues for a time, until it terminates in death."[2]

Redewendungen:

pile on the agony -
prolong the agony -

Charakteristische Wortkombinationen:

to be in agony
to die in agony
to suffer agony
agony aunt -
agony column
to burst into an agony of tears

Wortbildungen:

agonizing, agony of grief, agony of tears

Übersetzungen[Bearbeiten]

Referenzen und weiterführende Informationen:

[1, 2] Englischer Wikipedia-Artikel „agony
[1, 2] Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary „agony
[1] Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus „agony
[1, 2] Dictionary.com Englisch-Englisches Wörterbuch, Thesaurus und Enzyklopädie „agony
[1, 2] PONS Englisch-Deutsch, Stichwort: „agony
[1, 2] dict.cc Englisch-Deutsch, Stichwort: „agony
[1] LEO Englisch-Deutsch, Stichwort: „agony

Quellen:

  1. Mrs. Jameson (Anna), Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake; The history of Our Lord as exemplified in works of art: with that of His types; St. John the Baptist; and other persons of the Old and New Testament, Band 2; 1865
  2. George RIPLEY, Charles Anderson Dana; The new American cyclopaedia: a popular dictionary of general knowledge, Band 1; 1858