Synonyms for twinge
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The generous "twinge of pain," to which she confesses, was intelligible.
"She would," averred Barry stoutly, over the twinge of an inner qualm.
She had a twinge of pity, watching the old faces pale and kindle.
That gate he saw, with a twinge of conscience, was wide open.
The young man felt a sudden pang of compunction, a twinge of conscience.
Then came a sudden remembrance of his parting with Helen and with it a twinge of conscience.
Yet, for years after that night, he could not recall it without a twinge of bitterness.
He did not say what he would do, for his foot gave him a twinge which demanded of him every word he could spare.
Such a twinge came to him now as he watched the stout figure at the table.
I fear I indulged in the hock yesterday, for I feel a twinge.
1540s, "a pinch," from obsolete verb twinge "to pinch, tweak," from Old English twengan "to pinch," of uncertain origin. Meaning "sharp, sudden pain" is recorded from c.1600. Figurative sense (with reference to shame, remorse, etc.) is recorded from 1620s.
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