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ache

[āk]
(medicine)
A constant dull or throbbing pain.
References in classic literature ?
Tom's heart ached to be free, or else to have something of interest to do to pass the dreary time.
My head still ached and bled with the blow and fall I had received: no one had reproved John for wantonly striking me; and because I had turned against him to avert farther irrational violence, I was loaded with general opprobrium.
Because I couldn't go to sleep either and my head ached.
I clung with both hands till my nails ached, and I shut my eyes as if to cover up the peril.
It must have lasted fully two hours, and Little Toomai ached in every nerve, but he knew by the smell of the night air that the dawn was coming.
If only my wife's little finger ached I fancied she was going to die, and sure enough before very long she fell really ill and in a few days breathed her last.