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I confess, Eudora, it pained me to see you listen to his idle flattery.

Yet he was pained at the information imparted by his sister Winnie who was good.

He tossed my hand from him with a whirl, that pained my very shoulder.

He put his hands up to his head, as if it throbbed or pained him.

Mr. Withells stood stock-still where he was, in pained astonishment.

It pained and troubled her, though she did not consider why it should do so.

But he had previously seen her so pained that he felt afraid of irritating her again.

Then for a moment his voice dropped, and took on a pained tone.

No reason can be imagined for her feigning a possession which has pained her in a thousand ways.

"But it was that also," she answered quickly, fearing perhaps that she had pained me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "punishment," especially for a crime; also "condition one feels when hurt, opposite of pleasure," from Old French peine "difficulty, woe, suffering, punishment, Hell's torments" (11c.), from Latin poena "punishment, penalty, retribution, indemnification" (in Late Latin also "torment, hardship, suffering"), from Greek poine "retribution, penalty, quit-money for spilled blood," from PIE *kwei- "to pay, atone, compensate" (see penal). The earliest sense in English survives in phrase on pain of death.

Phrase to give (someone) a pain "be annoying and irritating" is from 1908; localized as pain in the neck (1924) and pain in the ass (1934), though this last might have gone long unrecorded and be the original sense and the others euphemisms. Pains "great care taken (for some purpose)" is first recorded 1520s (in the singular in this sense, it is attested from c.1300). First record of pain-killer is from 1853.

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