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verb as in feeling soreness or dull pain, often physical

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I knew her—she was one of the ladies who invited me to tea because she ached to have children in her life.

To Liebling, whose ears ached and head throbbed, it had seemed like an eternity.

But I outright ached to be in a place that paid at least lip service to the notions of equal opportunity and meritocracy.

I don't forget how I used to have to churn in a dash-churn, till my arms ached fit to drop off.

The girls were impressed and their hearts ached for Dan Higgins, his years of hope and work and his profitless mine.

They forgot that they were ravenous, that their backs ached and that their hands were scratched and torn.

Shoulders and hips grew sore, backs ached, and feet grew lame.

Thyrsis' back ached, and his feet were as if weighted with lead, but still he plodded on and on—it was his life against a deer's.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ached, such as: throb, pound, pain, twinge, hurt, and suffer.

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