ache[ eyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF ache
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She had dreaded her loneliness with the ache that is despair; but she was not lonely any more.
It made his eyes yearn for the sight of her with an ache that was physical.
For my own part I was now feeling the ache of numerous and severe bruises.
Many years ago she died, but the ache comes back now, as I think of her.
"Your father is nothing but an ache and a stound to you, lass," Sim would say in a whimper.
I'd be nothing but an ache and a stound to the lass, as I've olas been—nothing but an ache and a stound to them all.
Philip's own throat rose at the sight, and his breast began to ache.
Her head began to ache, as it always did when a serious conversation was at hand.
I rose and stretched myself with an ache of luxurious languor.
You are the only man I have ever loved so much that it was an ache.
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.