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By Monday, the people who lead this small city 20 miles west of Milwaukee had adopted the pained, stilted language that has become a ritual in too many American places.
AT A CHRISTMAS PARADE, ‘COMFORT AND JOY’ TURNS TO CARNAGE AND FEAR: ‘THERE WERE BODIES ALL OVER THE STREET’MARC FISHER, KIM BELLWARE, JOANNA SLATER, MARK GUARINONOVEMBER 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The eye is pained to see men lying drunk on every corner … it is fully as bad as the Barbary Coast in San Francisco.
POLITICS REPORT: THE 101 ASH ST. SCANDAL ISN’T GOING AWAYANDREW KEATTSJULY 3, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
However, I wouldn’t change a thing about lovely Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his pained morally conflicted little face.
OUR MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, EXPLAINEDAJA ROMANOAPRIL 12, 2021VOX
She’s both pained and helpless, experiencing feelings that anyone who has spent time around an unpredictable fellow human, particularly an elderly one, can recognize.
THE FATHER OFFERS AN UNSPARING GLIMPSE INTO THE TRIALS, AND THE MYSTERIES, OF OLD AGESTEPHANIE ZACHAREKMARCH 26, 2021TIME
We fight against a pre-writing of a painful future and a rewriting of a pained past.
THANK YOU FOR THE 7 PM CLAPPING, BUT CAMARADERIE IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER - FACTS SO ROMANTICAYALA DANZIGOCTOBER 5, 2020NAUTILUS
In the mean time, he was unable to arrive at any decision, and he began to be pained and disturbed in mind.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Miss Carrington looked as she usually did when Mr. Sharp jokedit pained her and set her teeth on edge.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Pained at his manner, yet not fully realizing its significance, I slowly fall back.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Angelo, dear, she said in repentant  tone; I am sorry I pained you this afternoon; but I am jealous, so jealous of you.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
I am a parent, so I instructed my wife to write a letter saying how much I was pained by William's frivolity.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PAINED

  • annoyed
  • chagrined
  • disgruntled
  • irked
  • irritated
  • nettled
  • offended
  • pained
  • peeved
  • piqued
  • put out
  • resentful
  • riled
  • upset
  • vexed
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