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Adjective
Having an ache in a part of one's body
“I left Basel with aching feet, piles of business cards, a mild tan, and some inspiration.”
Adjective
Arousing, experiencing, or expressive of intense sorrow or longing
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“My aching heart is heavy as broken stone that drags my soul into caverns of hell where devils pierce my heart with spears probing my fears to unleash violent rage.”
Adjective
Having, or characterized by, a strong desire or craving
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“Williams was, of course, not preaching the uselessness of poetry or language, but merely expressing an aching desire for the ability to use language in a certain way.”
Adjective
Causing, likely to cause, or capable or causing, physical harm or injury
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Noun
The feeling of a pain or ache
“That night as we slept, the aching in my back became very uncomfortable.”
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The feeling of sorrow or sadness
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“It was an aching in my heart, literally a feeling that felt as though a hand was inside of my pumping heart, and it was pulling at it from somewhere deep on the inside.”
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A deep longing or wish for something
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“I longed with a great aching for some loud, harmonious sound which, growing greater and greater, would roll forward like a mighty wave and sweep away and banish these hideous things.”
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A strong emotional or romantic attraction
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Verb
Present participle for to be, or cause to be, painful
“The wound would ache for a while, then heal over, as wounds did.”
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Present participle for to feel an intense desire for
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“Do you know how badly I ache for a delicious piece of pastry and a decent cup of espresso?”
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Present participle for to suffer sorrow or emotional pain
“The beauty of the sentiment we applaud, but our heart continues to ache. There is no healing balm in their elegant prescription.”
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Present participle for beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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Present participle for to feel sorrow for the misfortunes of
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