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AGONY

Extreme suffering. In Gethsemane, Christ's agony was so severe that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44). (Etym. Greek ag_nia, struggle, anguish.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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