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Sentences with the adjective agonizing

9 examples:

It was, undeniably, an agonizing game to watch.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Each left him wondering, if even for an agonizing moment, whether his son was alive.
(The Denver Post - News, )

For five agonizing weeks, college freshman Whitney Cerak lay in a hospital bed, gravely injured, unable to speak.
(USA Today - National, )

Audrey Epstein Reny chronicles the agonizing months after the Boston Marathon blasts in a beautiful piece about her daughter.
(NBC Today, )

Every now and then, Chris Davis breaks free from his agonizing season to send out a reminder of just how dangerous he can be at the plate.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

It was an agonizing way to lose but, in the big picture, it was a huge step forward for Canada at the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.
(The Canadian Press in CBC Sports, )

After 10 agonizing months hoping two officers would be charged for Alton Sterling's death, the Louisiana man's relatives didn't get the news they wanted.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Having been down that agonizing road a year ago, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan understands that until the two-time defending champion Miami Heat are eliminated from the NBA Finals they still have a pulse.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

A judge is set to announce whether he's keeping alive charges against Penn State fraternity members linked to the death of a pledge whose agonizing night after a fall down stairs was captured by security cameras in February.
(Fox News - U.S., )

Sentences with the comparative degree of the adjective agonizing

2 examples:

A hundred no's are less agonizing than one insincere yes.
(Chinese proverb)

For parents of children with ADNP-related autism syndrome, the mystery surrounding their infants' suffering can be even more agonizing than the syndrome itself, which has no known cure.
(Science Daily - News, )

Sentences with the relative superlative degree of the adjective agonizing

2 examples:

The most agonizing part of Tiger Woods' Sunday at the Masters came midway through his final round.
(Dan Wiederer, Teddy Greenstein in Los Angeles Times - Boxing, )

Those anxious to learn about the fate of their loved ones in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria say that waiting for word is the most agonizing part.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Sentence with the substantivized adjective agonizing

1 example:

And so the agonizing wait continues.
(Saša Petricic in CBC News - World, )

Sentences with the verb agonizing

4 examples:

Now they are agonizing over how to get that unwavering commitment back.
(Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

The challenges of managing marketing in this ever-changing landscape are agonizing and relentless.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

It was the day after her sold-out tour played downtown at the Novo, and she had just learned that her breakout single, “Love Galore,” had gone platinum — yet she was agonizing over the concert.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Last night, liberal House Democrats were agonizing over their doomed effort to help President Obama’s effort to import several dozen foreign inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prisoner of war camp in Cuba.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Other sentences

75 examples:

The pain is agonizing.

The pain was agonizing.

An agonizing suspicion haunted my brain.

It is agonizing for America to lose our young men and women.

It is agonizing for the united States to lose our young men and women.

Between the sweating tourists and the agonizing pigeons, Paris, during the summer, is madly elegant!

I know firsthand how agonizing waiting can be.
(Joe Manchin)

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
(Elbert Hubbard)

So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds, And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.
(Countee Cullen)

I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult, agonizing profession.
(Caroline B. Cooney)

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
(Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

The process of writing can be agonizing.
(Laurel Moglen, Under 30 in Forbes - Education, )

These once-prized prospects could be in for an agonizing wait.
(USA TODAY Sports in USA Today - NFL, )

And agonizing is a pretty good way to describe their latest victory.
(The Vancouver Sun - Football, )

Northwestern's agonizing wait went down to the last quadrant Sunday.
(The Denver Post - Sports, )

Crews on rescue ships must make agonizing judgments about whom to save.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

A man dies in Guaymas, Mexico, after agonizing for days outside a hospital.
(CNN - World News, )

Shelby Kiniry suffered agonizing stomach pain and her weight dropped to 53kg.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

It was agonizing to watch -- imagine how it must have felt for poor Jordan Spieth.
(CNN - World Sport, )

Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors.
(Science Daily - News, )

Tiger Woods is again in golf’s spotlight, this time for a run of agonizing, public failure.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

After an agonizing wait, Don Draper is allowed to return to work — with heavy strings attached.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Those deer-in-the-headlights moments are not only agonizing but they are profoundly unproductive.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

CNN's Isha Sesay recounts the agonizing conversation between an abducted Nigerian girl and her father.
(CNN - World News, )

They stood an hour or more in four long lines, inching toward the ticket counters with agonizing slowness.
(Henry Chu in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

At nearly 2½ hours long, "A Cure for Wellness" may qualify as the world's longest, most agonizing teaser.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

To watch the response in Nepal, is to see an agonizing replay of the Haiti response in 2010 coming into focus.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Investors agonizing over how big a threat China poses to the global economy may be looking in the wrong place.
(CNBC, )

The agonizing but often forgotten -21 economic crisis suggests that sometimes the best stimulus is none at all.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

No matter which way the Greek vote goes, the European Central Bank on Monday will face a series of agonizing decisions.
(CNBC, )

Essay: The agonizing but often forgotten -21 economic crisis suggests that sometimes the best stimulus is none at all.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

When the painkillers stop working, arthritic joint damage in the big toe can make even the weight of a bedsheet agonizing.
(Fox News - Health, )

Family members have endured an agonizing wait to pay their final respects to the singer, who passed away on Christmas Day.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

America’s biggest game this weekend has sports fans agonizing over which team will take home the title of Super Bowl champion.
(Fox News - Health, )

Quoting both the base fare and the one including taxes and fees could save countless dollars and agonizing Congressional debates.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A powerful foreign language Oscar finalist, it proves yet again that agonizing moral dilemmas make for the most effective cinema.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

If you think Johnny Manziel had an agonizing wait in the NFL draft, consider the case of former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.
(Sam Farmer in Los Angeles Times - Football, )

Blonde beauty Danielle Armstrong, 27, has opened up to MailOnline about the end of her romance and her agonizing decision to move on.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Tim Duncan insists that last year's agonizing loss to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals played a big role in this year's championship victory.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

A new brain study may help explain the agonizing and puzzling symptoms suffered by so many combat veterans, from headaches to fuzzy thinking.
(NBC News Health, )

The comic bit that kicks off “Table 19” finds a young woman named Eloise (Anna Kendrick) agonizing over her oldest friend’s wedding invitation.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

For weeks, families of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 endured an agonizing wait -- desperate for word of the fate of their loved ones.
(CNN - World News, )

If Myles Jack thought his seven-month hiatus from football was agonizing, just imagine how he felt Thursday night sitting backstage at Auditorium Theatre.
(Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie makes an agonizing four-putt from seven feet away at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe.
(Jesilou Tongio in CBC Sports, )

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says going to war in Iraq "was the hardest, most momentous and agonizing decision" he took during his decade in power.
(CNN - World News, )

Lilly Ross from Minnesota was faced with an agonizing decision: her husband was a match for a man awaiting a face transplant and the choice to donate was up to her.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

In an agonizing overtime loss to the last-place Edmonton Oilers, Ducks star forward Corey Perry took seven shots, was around the net routinely and couldn't score a goal.
(Lance Pugmire in Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

Correctional workers in provincial jails say they’re dealing with the agonizing effects of post-traumatic stress disorder as often as those who work in federal prisons.
(Angela MacIvor in CBC News - Canada, )

Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being.
(Science Daily - News, )

The agonizing image of Kyle Lowry’s blocked shot at the Game 7 buzzer has played itself over and over in the Raptors’ minds all summer, like a bad song stuck on repeat.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled with agonizing misses.
(Fox News - Sports, )

It was clear to anybody who watched the Vancouver Whitecaps close out 2015 by turning the beautiful game into an agonizing exercise in ugly that they desperately need a goal scorer or two.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Terrible, agonizing, wretched, sickening and unbearable—these are words frequently used by patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) to describe a very common symptom of their disease: pain.
(Nature Reviews Neurology, )

High heels have been named as the culprit for a huge rise in the number of middle aged women experiencing an agonizing foot condition which has been compared to “walking on razors blades”.
(The Independent - Health & Families, )

In the deep of winter high in the mountains of South Africa's Eastern Cape, teenage boys clad only in blankets, with white clay painted on their faces, undergo agonizing traditional circumcisions.
(Robyn Dixon in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Europe's Rosetta probe woke up from years of hibernation Monday and phoned home, a signal that traveled half a billion miles back to scientists waiting on pins and needles after hours of agonizing wait.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

As almost 300 ferry passengers -- many of whom are high school students -- remain missing amid a massive rescue operation in the Yellow Sea off Korea's southwest coast, the wait on land remains agonizing.
(CNN - World News, )

Let’s face it: Channeling your energy toward finding the perfect home in Atlanta, GA, or Sacramento, CA, is a much more pleasurable experience than agonizing over potential lenders and loan applications.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

It was as if the newly unveiled Caitlyn Jenner had been through every agonizing, conflicted, soul-destroying moment Rachel had felt almost since the day she was born as Doug Andrus 58 years ago in Vancouver.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

A Texan couple faces an agonizing wait for the birth of their baby boy to a surrogate, some 14,000 kilometers away, in a country now under military rule that's changing the laws mid-way through the pregnancy.
(CNN - World News, )

Knowing the outcome behind the true-life tragedy "24 Days" doesn't diffuse the horror, the tension or the sadness of watching one family's drama unfold day after agonizing day when a son is kidnapped and hope dies.
(Betsy Sharkey in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

In the agonizing quest to pin down exactly what happened when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down over Ukraine last week, Web archivists and other digital sleuths are playing an unusual - potentially pivotal - role.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Bottom line: Many of the CIOs spoken with in the last year have a much greater urgency to make solid contributions to their company’s revenue growth goals versus agonizing over if an application is on-premise or SaaS-based.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to avenge last year's agonizing loss to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals when the two teams return for a best-of-seven showdown that Hall of Famer Jerry West compares to an all-out brawl.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services said she won't intervene in an "incredibly agonizing" transplant decision about a dying Pennsylvania girl, noting that three other children in the same hospital are just as sick.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

The Ducks arrive in Anaheim for physicals Wednesday and the official opening of training camp Thursday with their coach vowing they won't obsess over the regret of how good they were and how agonizing their end was last season.
(Lance Pugmire in Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

As the Netherlands commemorates those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, many families face an agonizing decision of how and when to bury their loved ones when investigators still haven’t recovered all of the human remains.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

After making history Wednesday by landing the first probe on the surface of a comet, European Space Agency scientists now face an agonizing wait to find out whether the Philae lander will continue sending data from 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

For the families of those missing from the USS John S. McCain, the days after the warship collided with a tanker in waters near Singapore have been agonizing, as they wait for search-and-rescue teams to scour the ocean and the damaged warship.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

An official requested a stay in a second execution after another condemned man, Clayton D. Lockett, died in what witnesses said was an agonizing scene: He began to writhe and gasp and called out, “Oh, man,” after being declared unconscious.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Psychologist Jan Ilhan Kizilhan had an agonizing task when he travelled to northern Iraq last year: help choose which of 1,400 girls and women who were once enslaved by ISIS would have the life-altering opportunity to move to Germany for treatment.
(Nahlah Ayed in CBC News - World, )

Aristotle placed spectacle near the bottom of his list of tragedy's essentials, and anyone who ventures to see "An Iliad" at the Broad Stage will agree that special effects aren't needed to bring to the stage Homer's deathless epic in all its agonizing, heroic glory.
(Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

But there is an agonizing sense of foreboding here over how Iraq's Kurdish minority might become drawn into the tragedy happening as close as an hour's drive away in Mosul, where Sunni ultra-fundamentalists have imposed a draconian interpretation of the Qur'an amid reports of summary executions.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

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