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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 ?
I lingered but a moment at the mirror: the second and conclusive experiment had yet to be attempted; it yet remained to be seen if I had lost my identity beyond redemption and must flee before daylight from a house that was no longer mine; and hurrying back to my cabinet, I once more prepared and drank the cup, once more suffered the pangs of dissolution, and came to myself once more with the character, the stature and the face of Henry Jekyll.
But there was the decorously grave, though unmoved physician, seeking only to mitigate the last pangs of the patient whom he could not save.
Our bosoms may be torn with ten thousand distracting cares, and yet the modesty of a truly virtuous female heart shall be so absorbed in its own placid serenity as to be indifferent to the pangs it is unconsciously inflicting
Then he opened the lid of his quiver and took out a winged arrow that had not yet been shot, fraught with the pangs of death.
And did you then never feel the pleasing Pangs of Love, Augusta?
We shall say no more about it, then," said the king, turning towards Athos, and leaving D'Artagnan plunged in the deepest pangs of disappointment.
If they have acquitted themselves well while living, they will be permitted to descend and enjoy this happy country; if otherwise they will but be tantalized with this prospect of it, and then hurled back from the mountain to wander about the sandy plains, and endure the eternal pangs of unsatisfied thirst and hunger.
Too far gone to be sensible to hope and desire I was spared the inferior pangs of elation and impatience.
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.