If you've occupied the different points on a romantic triangle, your heart might ache just a bit thinking about these three.
The Afghan people are entitled to peace and self-determination and, indeed, ache for these things.
I miss it with an ache every day of my life, and I fear for the family I have in the Negev, where Palestinian rockets land.
Your back is starting to ache, fingers locking up from overuse, and right now you truly appreciate the cheesesteak.
But the ache got worse and worse and the next time I fell I couldn't pick him up again, so I dragged him home by the leg.
It might be easier, Ben thought, to endure the ache of waiting if Shawn himself would look aft again, but he would not.
And yet he could ache a little for that red-haired girl, and this without any difficulty.
He was thankful that the ache had entirely left his throat and that a strange warmth had kindled in his breast.
Her head began to throb, and she felt as if her body were an ache personified.
The whitewashed walls were so painfully bare and staring that she thought they must ache over their own bareness.
Old English acan "to ache, suffer pain," from Proto-Germanic *akanan, perhaps from a PIE root *ag-es- "fault, guilt," represented also in Sanskrit and Greek, perhaps imitative of groaning. The verb was pronounced "ake," the noun "ache" (as in speak/speech) but while the noun changed pronunciation to conform to the verb, the spelling of both was changed to ache c.1700 on a false assumption of a Greek origin (specifically Greek akhos "pain, distress," which is rather a distant relation of awe (n.)). Related: Ached; aching.
early 15c., æche, from Old English æce, from Proto-Germanic *akiz, from same source as ache (v.).
A dull persistent pain. v. ached, ach·ing, aches
To suffer a dull, sustained pain.