Definitions

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  • adv. In an aching manner; sorely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With aching; painfully.

Etymologies

aching +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the current New Republic, there's a passel of blather under the byline Amitai Etzioni (a name achingly familiar to all connoisseurs of crypto-academic bien-pensant bullbleep) that sets forth a plan by which America will transform itself into a nation of savers.

    Panic in Detroit

  • Images scrolled across the screen: an eight-year-old girl, her expression achingly distant, peered at the camera from behind a whitewashed column.

    Christian Beckwith: Greening the Barrio: Part 5

  • She whispered his name achingly against his skin; need overcoming reason as her de fences came crashing down, her body pliant and eager against his, her mouth trembling as she caressed his skin.

    A Cure For Love

  • New Republic there's a passel of blather under the byline Amitai Etzioni (a name achingly familiar to all connoisseurs of crypto-academic bien-pensant bullbleep) which sets forth a plan by which America will transform itself into a nation of savers.

    Home | The New York Observer

  • The scenes with his wife, Linda played by his real-life spouse, the great Nancy Palk, were full of the kind of achingly heightened reality you long to see on stage, but seldom do.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • When Sin Nombre and Sugar, two Spanish language films, made my top-10 in 2009, Dan asked if I enjoyed "any movies that aren't achingly painful tales of immigrant woe."

    Ben Mankiewicz: The 10 Best Non-Independent Movies of 2010

  • We will take a walk through achingly lovely rice paddies to the fabulous open air restaurant perched high above the rice paddies for a luncheon.

    Writer's Retreat in Bali: Interview With Robin Sparks | The Creative Penn

  • I found it to be remarkably intelligent, achingly funny, and full of strange, but wonderful insights into the empty evils of corporate collapse in the dot.com era and the soul-scorching shallowness of suburban life.

    George Heymont: Pushing The Envelope (VIDEOS)

  • The world has changed in some fairly huge and achingly obvious ways since milkshake-machine salesman Ray Kroc bought a small-scale restaurant franchise called McDonald's in 1954.

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  • Since their first jewelry designs -- among them, four small pearls on a delicate ear wire worn by Kate Moss in her first Calvin Klein ad -- Rees and Anderson have never veered into trend-driven territory, but have instead designed original, heirloom-worthy, achingly gorgeous pieces.

    Meredith Barnett: A Million Reasons to Love Jewelry Line Ten Thousand Things

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