If comedy is born of pain and misery, he has already experienced more than his share.
That sadness, and the sheer level of pain I was in almost paralyzed me, leaving me unable to take care of my home or my children.
We ask that you lessen her pain and therefore lessen the pain of all humanity.
Another theme that I thought was so powerful was the importance of self-expression and the pain of being denied a voice.
The sequester is a slow-rolling cut, its pain real, but only apparent for most Americans over time.
I had frequent backache and fearful headaches, blinding me with pain.
It must be agonising to you, and there would be dishonour as well as pain to me, in witnessing that agony.
From pain, cold, and damp, a feverish shivering shook his whole body.
But I was too proud to show any signs of pain, or even to let him know that I had been hit.
It had never occurred to her that this man could feel any pain.
late 13c., "punishment," especially for a crime; also "condition one feels when hurt, opposite of pleasure," from Old French peine "difficulty, woe, suffering, punishment, Hell's torments" (11c.), from Latin poena "punishment, penalty, retribution, indemnification" (in Late Latin also "torment, hardship, suffering"), from Greek poine "retribution, penalty, quit-money for spilled blood," from PIE *kwei- "to pay, atone, compensate" (see penal). The earliest sense in English survives in phrase on pain of death.
Phrase to give (someone) a pain "be annoying and irritating" is from 1908; localized as pain in the neck (1924) and pain in the ass (1934), though this last might have gone long unrecorded and be the original sense and the others euphemisms. Pains "great care taken (for some purpose)" is first recorded 1520s (in the singular in this sense, it is attested from c.1300). First record of pain-killer is from 1853.
c.1300, "to exert or strain oneself, strive; endeavor," from Old French pener (v.) "to hurt, cause pain," from peine, and from Middle English peine (n.); see pain (n.). Transitive meaning "cause pain; inflict pain" is from late 14c. That of "to cause sorrow, grief, or unhappiness" also is from late 14c. Related: Pained; paining.
An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
One of the uterine contractions occurring in childbirth.