- 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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OTHER WORDS FROM painun·der·pain, nounun·pain·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pain
Hayes, whose face had turned gray, informed Strickland he didn’t feel well — the first person he told about his pain.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Try evaluating your pain on a scale of one to ten, Spinelli recommends, and keep it below a three while you work out.
One of Jalal’s customers, Janis Murphy, needs oxycodone to walk without pain.Patients struggle to access prescription opioids after New York tax drives away suppliers|lbelanger225|November 15, 2020|Fortune
Unless we do that, quickly, all this pain and effort will be wasted.If we don’t vaccinate the world quickly, all our COVID efforts will be a waste|jakemeth|November 12, 2020|Fortune
Even the post-iOS-7 Yosemite update took pains to keep most things in the same place as it changed their look.
Audrey, my child, at the risk of paining you, I must say one word.Lover or Friend|Rosa Nouchette Carey
My hands and face were paining me as if they had been terribly burned.The Master of Silence|Irving Bacheller
I have no cause to complain, and have no wound which is paining me.Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes
His right hand was bleeding vigorously and paining a good deal, but his finger was still on the trigger and Wilbur fired again.The Boy With the U. S. Foresters|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
My left arm was paining me, while a dark stain flooded the shoulder and front of my doublet.The Young Cavalier|Percy F. Westerman
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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