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King James Dictionary
AG'ONY, n. Gr. a contest with bodily exertion a word used to denote the athletic games, in Greece whence anguish, solicitude from L. ago. Gr. to strive. See Act.
1. In strictness, pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar to those made in the athletic contests in Greece. Hence,
2. Extreme pain of body or mind anguish appropriately, the pangs of death, and the sufferings of our Savior in the garden of Gethsemane. Luke 22 .
3. Violent contest or striving.
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