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Noun
A continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one's body
“I felt a painful ache in my chest and my air was getting cut off.”
Noun
An emotion experienced with painful or bittersweet intensity
“Her smile of ecstasy vanished, and she felt an empty ache in her heart.”
Noun
Rare spelling of aitch
“An overwhelming ache for support from others.”
Verb
To feel or cause physical pain
“… my feet ache from all that walking.”
Verb
Feel an intense desire for
“Sometimes my heart ached for England, but I knew that if I ever returned there again, my life would not be the same.”
Verb
To suffer pain
“It must have been hard to keep smiling when his heart was aching.”
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