• WordNet 3.6
    • n pains an effortful attempt to attain a goal
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"School Gives Me Pain All Over the Body" "School Gives Me Pain All Over the Body"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People drank gold powder mixed in with water in medieval Europe to relieve pain from sore limbs
    • n Pains pānz Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former. "And all my pains is sorted to no proof.""The pains they had taken was very great.""The labored earth your pains have sowed and tilled."
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  • Maureen Duffy
    Maureen Duffy
    “The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.”
  • Joseph De Maistre
    “Nothing is necessary except God, and nothing is less necessary than pain.”
  • Aeschylus
    “Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?”
  • St. Augustine
    “The greatest evil is physical pain.”
  • Bible
    “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. [Revelation]”


Growing pains - If a business is going through some growing pains, it is experiencing the typical problems that arise when a company becomes stronger and bigger.
No pain, no gain - Achievements require some sort of sacrifice.
Pain in the neck - If someone is very annoying and always disturbing you, they are a pain in the neck. Pain in the butt, or pain in the ass (USA), and Pain in the arse (UK) are less polite alternative forms.


In literature:

Lad that I was, I would mark with pain the blush on Mrs.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Only Mammy Easter guessed at the pain in Virginia's breast, and that was because there was a pain in her own.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Yet her blue eyes sparkled as brightly as if her soul no longer had room for pain or sorrow.
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
In front of the Hotel Trois Couronnes a painful thing was happening.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
But he noticed the corporal coughing into his handkerchief with an expression of pain on his face.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
He had taken a fancy to Hester Paine, and he had fully determined to escort her home on the previous evening.
"Brave and Bold" by Horatio Alger
Knit by warm friendship were their hearts till, filled with jealous pain, Their glances met, as one fair knight came prancing o'er the plain.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
There were other old men, sick, crippled, idle, who must suffer pain, but whose pain could be lightened.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Any delay or carelessness may make a serious and painful affair of it, as the torn and bruised parts rapidly swell and become extremely sensitive.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Unless this is done, the ordinary objection to interference is apt to be read as evidence of pain.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
By the terror of pains and penalties?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Painful as the certainty was it was not so painful as that listening, hoping suspense.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
I feel that my body is averse to exposing itself to pain; I fear pain; I fear death, but I do not fear fear.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
So far we have only had the Republican Paine, the outlaw Paine; the atheist Paine has not appeared.
"In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays" by Augustine Birrell
He had never broken his toys, as other children do; accidental catastrophes to them had always caused him pain and weeping.
"The Reason Why" by Elinor Glyn
It is impossible for me to love a being who would create countless millions for eternal pain.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The same absurd story is told of Thomas Paine.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 7 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
How were you pleased with the Paine meeting here, and its results?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
That is to say, he was afflicted, he was hungry, he was thirsty, he suffered the pains and miseries common to man.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
There is also some Pain, or at least a Sensation of Weight and Heaviness in the Head: and frequently a Propensity to rave.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot

In poetry:

The greatest pain I have,
Silver dagger,
Is not to see me dying,
But to know who is killing me.
"Guitar" by Cecilia Meireles
Safely housed at last from rack—
Far from pain;
Who would wish to have him back?
Back again?
"James Lionel Michael" by Henry Kendall
Soft sound of the rain
On the ground and the roofs!
To a heart in pain,
O the song of the rain!
"Ariettes Oubliees" by Paul Verlaine
And O she staggered down--
O unpitied, slain!
But in her dreadful swoun
There was more than pain!
"The Death-Sprite" by Cale Young Rice
Pain with all thy throbs is blended--
Pain so dread!
Oftentimes life seems suspended
By a thread!
"My Heart" by Effie Afton
On your white wings bear away
All my care and pain;
I would for at least to-day
Be a child again.
"Weariness" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

You've probably taken acetaminophen at one time or another for fever or pain relief.
Taking Pains With a Painkiller.
A Food and Drug Administration panel on Tuesday called for greater restrictions on the widely used pain reliever acetaminophen -- even recommending banning some medications that contain it -- in a bid to prevent potentially harmful overdoses.
Here's your guide to fix just about all of your aches and pains.
These movies may evoke rusty aches and pains, but seldom do they make us vicariously relive the entire experience.
Succession Planning--Often Your Achilles Heel--How to Avoid the Pain.
Jazz music may be more than a century old but its legacy of sharing the pain and joy of Americans of all races lives on through the performances of groups like BIG ARTS Island Jazz.
Ancient remedy believed to ease pain, curb diabetes, even cure cancer.
I Can't Wait for the New Episode Of "Royal Pains".
Michele Longabaugh has a painful story she's willing to tell.
Janice Paine, Daily News Correspondent.
When a beloved companion animal dies, the pain can be nearly overwhelming.
Pain au cèrèales or multigrain bread offers the best of all worlds–the healthfulness of whole grains, the sweetness of honey and the sourness of wheat levain.
Kimberly-Clark Health Care's SInergy Cooled Radiofrequency System is intended to target and treat the pain-generating nerves in the lower back and buttock region that may be responsible for sacroiliac joint pain.
This is about chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and their relationship to pain and depression.

In science:

One of the most painful concerns in High Energy Physics is related to our seemingly inability to provide a satisfactory explanation for the maximal Parity violation observed in the weak interactions.
Negative energies and time reversal in Quantum Field Theory
Accordingly, says the RDA, the perdurantist cannot adopt the obvious suggestion, of distinguishing the cases in terms of instantaneous velocity (or angular velocity)—on pain of circularity.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
But here our brute-force approach becomes extremely cumbersome and tedious to follow (even the fermionic case was quite a pain).
On the component structure of N = 1 supersymmetric nonlinear electrodynamics
The recent interest in SNe Ia for cosmological studies has allowed for and encouraged complementary studies of the rates of SNe Ia to explore galaxy evolution and star formation during the recent expansion history of the Universe (Pain et al. 2002).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The small number of fields and easily calculable control time s characteristic of distant supernova searches have allowed the determination of the supernova rate at z = 0.55 to ∼ 15% (Pain et al. 1996, 2002).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Using a galaxy luminosity density function from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (Blanton et al. 2003a), the SN Ia rate will be translated to SNu for comparison with other recent studies (Cappellaro et al. 1997, 1999a; Hardin et al. 2000; Pain et al. 2002; Dahlen et al. 2004).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The convention used in Pain et al. (2002) will be adopted here with the SN Ia rate expressed per volume denoted by rV and the rate per luminosity denoted by rL .
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Pain et al. (2002)), although those studies often include the areal loss from masked regions in their efficiency numbers as well.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The stretch of the SNe Ia was assumed to be normally distributed around a stretch value 1 with σ = 0.1 (Perlmutter et al. 1998; Pain et al. 2002).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The VGRF distribution of foot can well explain why the flat-footed experience pain more readily when they walk for a long time.
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
This is due to both the pain-staking procedures by which labels must be accrued (e.g., by spectroscopic follow-up or manual assignment), and the fact that there are exponentially more dim, low signal-to-noise sources than bright, well-understood sources.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Second, EP-ABC greatly reduces the pain of designing summary statistics (as only site-specific summary statistics si must be chosen in EP-ABC), and in certain cases make it possible to do away completely with summary statistics (i.e. take si (yi ) = yi at each site).
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference
In keeping with the title of the workshop, the audience included many attendees who did not classify themselves as Bayesian statisticians, and the speakers took pains to explain the attractiveness of Bayesian methods to non-Bayesians.
Pain, “Observational Evidence of the Accelerated Expansion of the Universe”, Invited contribution for the CRAS special issue on Dark matter/Dark energy.
Galileons in the Sky
In fact, finding a reasonable scheme is pain in the neck.
Effective SUSY modified after LHC run