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Aren't you just aching for a wee house of your own, the same way that I am!

I went with my mind an aching void, and my heart a cold boiled potato.

The other masters lived at a distance, and Ketch's old legs were aching.

She thanked him, but it was with an aching heart, for Constance could not feel this hope.

Before morning I was aching all over: I had rheumatic fever.

With that she took her golden armlet from her arm and laid it on the aching place.

Toward morning she woke with aching head and miserable mind.

After that he scrambled to his feet and stood swaying upon his aching limbs.

He felt stiff, and sore, and his head was aching maddeningly.

His whole body was bruised and aching, his thoughts hazy and blurred.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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