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    Smile Matt has to live with/in agony all his life.

    Matt has to live with/in agony all his life.



    Do both with and in fit in the above and mean quite the same? Thanks.

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    Re: Matt has to live with/in agony all his life.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Matt has to live with/in agony all his life.



    Do both with and in fit in the above and mean quite the same? Thanks.
    For "agony", "in" is more common (Google hits):

    276,000 for "live with pain"
    16 for "live with agony"
    73,000 for "live in pain"
    774 for "live in agony"

    Lou

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    Re: Matt has to live with/in agony all his life.

    Thanks, Lou.

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