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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ag’ony
 
properly means contention in the athletic games; and to agonise is the act of contending. (Greek, agn, a game of contest, as well as a “place of assembly”).   1
   Agony, meaning “great pain,” is the wrestle with pain or struggle with suffering.   2
 


 Agonis’tics.Agony Column 

 
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