What Rock created, then, is a twinge of nostalgia for a twinge of nostalgia.
But he acknowledges a twinge of regret during the newsroom announcement Thursday.
Impossibly, even through thick glass, I felt a twinge of vertigo.
They no doubt felt a twinge of satisfaction but it could only have been momentary.
Kandynce remained where she was and evidenced not a twinge of self-pity.
I did have a twinge in the spring,—that cottage is so badly built for draughts! '
I felt a twinge in my shoulder and a terrible pain in my eye.
There was a twinge of pain and a strange stiffness of the elbow.
But in the muttering of this conclusion he experienced a twinge of honesty.
Moreover, a twinge in his limbs warned him that that plunge in the Jefferson had given him rheumatism for life.
1540s, "a pinch," from obsolete verb twinge "to pinch, tweak," from Old English twengan "to pinch," of uncertain origin. Meaning "sharp, sudden pain" is recorded from c.1600. Figurative sense (with reference to shame, remorse, etc.) is recorded from 1620s.
A sharp, sudden physical pain. v. twinged, twing·ing, twing·es
To cause to feel a sharp pain.