- laborious or careful efforts; assiduous care:Great pains have been taken to repair the engine perfectly.
- the suffering of childbirth.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for pain
Origin of pain
synonym study for pain
OTHER WORDS FROM painun·der·pain, nounun·pain·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pain
When designing, consider your potential customers’ preferences and pain points.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Roughly 80 percent of Americans have back pain at some point in their lives.The best thing for back pain is actually more movement|Sara Chodosh|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
Patients with myocarditis can experience chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue or a rapid or irregular heartbeat.College athletes show signs of possible heart injury after COVID-19|Aimee Cunningham|September 11, 2020|Science News
So it was the first time that I felt real pain of losing somebody.Sitcom Queen Tichina Arnold Got Funny to Avoid Spankings|Pallabi Munsi|September 10, 2020|Ozy
Those people reported mostly mild side effects, such as headaches, fatigue and muscle pain.Here’s what pausing the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial really means|Aimee Cunningham|September 9, 2020|Science News
He closed his eyes, imagining the virgins, imagining away the pain in his head and groin.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.
He not only gives out pain — he is in constant, unrelenting pain.
If laughter is the best medicine, The Comeback made you feel enough pain to need a dose—and then it delivered in spades.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just two young kids experiencing the panic, pain, and then the miracle, of new birth.
He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.
She stabbed him, noting the effect upon him with a detached interest that seemed indifferent to his pain.
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
I laved his pain-twisted face with the cool water and let a few drops trickle into his open mouth.
Instinctively he tried to hide both pain and anger—it could only increase this distance that was already there.
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Idioms and Phrases with pain
In addition to the idioms beginning with pain
- pain in the neck
- at pains
- feel no pain
- for one's pains
- growing pains
- no pain, no gain
- on pain of