pang


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pang

(pang),
A sudden sharp, brief pain.

pang

a sudden severe but temporary pain.

pang

A rarely used term for a sharp shooting, piercing, stabbing pain. While pang is still in popular (lay) use, it is no longer used in the working medical parlance given its nonspecificity.

pang

(pang)
A sudden sharp, brief pain.

pang

(pang)
A sudden sharp, brief pain.
References in classic literature ?
If I could have plunged into a light wave and been transported instantaneously to Dona Rita's door it would no doubt have saved me an infinity of pangs too complex for analysis; but as this was impossible I elected to walk from end to end of that long way.
What I could not endure without pangs of secret jealousy was that he should like Heine, too, and should read him, though it was but an arm's-length in an English version.
Lest any of my young readers who have honored Maud with their interest should suffer the pangs of unsatisfied curiosity as to her future, I will add for their benefit that she did not marry Will, but remained a busy, lively spinster all her days, and kept house for her father in the most delightful manner.
I felt the answering pang in my own heart--the pang that told me I must lose her soon, and love her the more unchangeably for the loss.
Philip paused with a pang of dread lest his confession should cut short this very happiness,--a pang of the same dread that had kept his love mute through long months.
The most racking pangs succeeded: a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death.
The pity of it all is that, while you are depriving yourself of everything, I keep solacing myself with various amenities-- which is why I am telling you this, that the pangs of conscience may not torment me.
And did you then never feel the pleasing Pangs of Love, Augusta?
with mortal pangs The mimes become its food, And the angels sob at vermin fangs In human gore imbued.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Immediately the pangs of hunger and thirst began to assail me.
The pangs began again and Mary Bogdanovna advised Prince Andrew to leave the room.