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agonize (oneself) over

To worry excessively, especially about a decision or past action. Please stop agonizing yourself over this decision. It won't really matter which one you choose. There's no need to agonize over what you said to him. He probably doesn't even remember.
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agonize (oneself) over someone or something

to fret or anguish about someone or something. Now, now, don't agonize yourself over the situation. Time cures all.
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As the process continues, her exertion is documented by audible groans, and the action becomes agonizingly slow.
Don't let that one careless step drag you agonizingly into trouble -- the unanticipated bank covenant breach, the unnecessary walkout, the preventable litigation, the unwatched quality deterioration.
An idea so keenly couched, a painting so agonizingly poised: it is easy to feel rebuked by Kiefer's strength of purpose.
Whereas her early scrolls were often agonizingly fixated on detail, this one is radiant: downright voluptuous in its imprinted textures, effortless and open in the handling of rhythms and intervals.