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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 symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; " the patient developed severe pain and distension"
  5. a bothersome annoying person; " that kid is a terrible pain"
  6. a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; " as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
  7. emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; " the pain of loneliness"
  8. cause emotional anguish or make miserable; " It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
  9. Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
  10. 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.
  11. Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
  12. Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish.
  13. See Pains, labor, effort.
  14. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
  15. To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.
  16. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.
  17. An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli and generally received by specialized nerve endings.
  18. Distress of body or mind; penalty; as, on pain of death.
  19. To cause bodily suffering to; to hurt; to make uneasy; to grieve.
  20. Proctalgia, proctodynia, proctagra.
  21. An abnormal sensation transmitted by the nerves, causing suffering.
  22. Bodily suffering: anguish:- pl. labor: the throes of childbirth.
  23. To distress: to torment: to grieve.
  24. Mental or bodily suffering; in.
  25. To give pain to distress.
  26. To hurt; distress.
  27. Any distressful feeling; suffering.
  28. Care, trouble, or exertion.
  29. Punishment; penalty.
  30. An uneasy sensation in animal bodies; laborious effort; labour with care; uneasiness of mind; the throes of parturition; punishment for crime.
  31. To cause uneasiness; to afflict; to distress.
  32. The sensation of uneasiness, distress, or torture in animals; uneasiness of mind; mental suffering; penalty; punishment denounced or suffered.
  33. To torture; to distress; to render uneasy in body or mind; to trouble; to grieve.
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Quotes of pain

  1. I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny. – Jason Alexander
  2. It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one. – George Byron
  3. Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain anxiety, fear and self -doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating. – Andrew Cohen
  4. None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry. – Edith Hamilton
  5. In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain Well, I have dreamed this coast myself. – Robert Hass
  6. Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one. – Ellen Key
  7. There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos. – Milan Kundera
  8. Pain is pain joy is joy- you can't avoid bringing pieces of yourself into a role. – Joshua Leonard
  9. Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. – Ovid
  10. Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. – Cesare Pavese
  11. I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I've come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse. – Harold Pinter
  12. I admit there's an element of brutality in all my work- it's part of the truth about human existence I always want to explore- but the last thing I'm trying to do is put on some kind of freak show, inviting people to get off on other people's pain and humiliation. – Todd Solondz
  13. One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives. – Polly Toynbee
  14. As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental -to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice. – Christy Turlington
  15. I took pain pills to get to sleep because I didn't want to go to work the next day exhausted. – Dick York

Usage examples for pain

  1. 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
  2. " In the way that will pain her least. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  3. 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
  4. The pain was more than he could stand. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  5. Larry thought of her with a curious, eager pain in his heart. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  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. Call out the boy, wese make him take the pain – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  8. I would not give you such pain – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  9. There was even little of pain – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  10. The thing should be done, let the pain of doing it be what it might. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  11. " I never have them;" and Miss Orne's bright eyes were full of pity for all pain – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  12. I can bear pain but to see him like that turned me over. – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  13. 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
  14. He's had so much pain to- day: I hope he will sleep. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  15. The child, as if in pain cried sharply. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  16. And such pain remained in my heart that I have it there still. – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  17. 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
  18. He was really in pain – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  19. Hattie with the wide grey eyes; with the look of pain upon her. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. 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

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