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Definitions of pain

  1. cause bodily suffering to
  2. cause anguish or make miserable
  3. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; " washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; " a bit of a bother"; " he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
  4. a bothersome annoying person; " that kid is a terrible pain"
  5. a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; " as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
  6. emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; " the pain of loneliness"
  7. cause emotional anguish or make miserable; " It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
  8. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
  9. Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart.
  10. Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
  11. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish.
  12. See Pains, labor, effort.
  13. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
  14. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.
  15. Distress of body or mind; penalty; as, on pain of death.
  16. To cause bodily suffering to; to hurt; to make uneasy; to grieve.
  17. Bodily suffering: anguish:- pl. labor: the throes of childbirth.
  18. To distress: to torment: to grieve.
  19. Mental or bodily suffering; in.
  20. To give pain to distress.
  21. To hurt; distress.
  22. Any distressful feeling; suffering.
  23. Care, trouble, or exertion.
  24. Punishment; penalty.
  25. An uneasy sensation in animal bodies; laborious effort; labour with care; uneasiness of mind; the throes of parturition; punishment for crime.
  26. To cause uneasiness; to afflict; to distress.
  27. The sensation of uneasiness, distress, or torture in animals; uneasiness of mind; mental suffering; penalty; punishment denounced or suffered.
  28. To torture; to distress; to render uneasy in body or mind; to trouble; to grieve.

Usage examples for pain

  1. " I never have them;" and Miss Orne's bright eyes were full of pity for all pain. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Call out the boy, wese make him take the pain. – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  3. The thing should be done, let the pain of doing it be what it might. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  4. I can bear pain, but to see him like that turned me over. – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  5. It gave him pleasure, but it was a pleasure which brought pain. – You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  6. The matter was settled in one way; but the pain of it took longer to come to an end. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  7. There was even little of pain. – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  8. He was really in pain. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  9. The pain was more than he could stand. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  10. He's had so much pain to- day: I hope he will sleep. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  11. When I had finished, I went up to bed, and said, " You might spare me the pain of having to sleep by myself." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. I shall not feel the pain, but shall be gone, And you will have another friend in heaven. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  13. She tried to sit up, but the pain made her ill and she lay back on the ground. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  14. And such pain remained in my heart that I have it there still. – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  15. The child, as if in pain, cried sharply. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  16. Larry thought of her with a curious, eager pain in his heart. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  17. " In the way that will pain her least. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  18. Hattie with the wide grey eyes; with the look of pain upon her. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  19. I do not think he is in much, if any, pain, Daisy; but I want him to be still for a while. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
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