To agonize is to suffer from intense pain or worry. When you agonize over a decision, you are really worried about what the best decision is.

  • She agonized over the decision for hours before she finally came to a decision.

  • He agonized over the decision for days before he finally made it.

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Example Sentences for agonize

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    For Jennings, the situation was agonizing.

  • 2

    The King was in an agonizing fix.

  • 3

    The disillusionment and disenchantment are agonizing.

  • 4

    The agonizing pangs seized me.

  • 5

    The place was filled with agonizing men.

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    Love and hatred make people agonize.

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    For baby boomers, the setback is especially agonizing.

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    The agonizing question of possibility does not arise.

  • 9

    The incident made the people agonize toward it.

  • 10

    They did not agonize toward the problematic situation.