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  • adj. In pain, especially in an emotional sense.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made to suffer mental pain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having pain; indicating pain; as, a pained expression.
  • An obsolete form of paned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. hurt or upset


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  • He looked away, wincing, as if just saying your name pained him.

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  • Gabriela, Gabriela—even the thought of her name pained him, and why so intensely?

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  • Ayelborne looked on, his expression pained from witnessing the destruction and death.


  • When she nodded, he held his hand over his chest, his expression pained.

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  • Halfway across the courtyard, Volger brought Alek to a sudden halt, his expression pained.


  • By the end of the conversation, his grandmother had instructed Anne Marie to call her Nonna, and Marco was standing with his arms crossed, his expression pained.

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  • Though stoutly mittened, my fingers were cold, and they pained from the grip on the steering-oar.

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  • Michael Ivanovich sighed -- the word pained him; but mastering himself at once, he answered with a tired smile.

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  • Sumner could only wait in pained surprise for her to continue.

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  • It was in a poem I remembered, a poem whose title pained me into glancing farther.

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