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Below you will find the definition of pang, followed by 31 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a sharp spasm of pain
EXAMPLES - Pang in a Sentence
- "I do not fear to die," she said; "that pang is past. (source)
- The pang is over, his sufferings are at an end for ever. (source)
- Does he never feel a pang for those less risk-averse days? (source)
- It's like asking a girl named Jana if she can "pang" something. (source)
- Yes, you remember, not without a dull kind of pang, that it is wearing out. (source)
- That funny feeling the Republicans experienced was ... a pang of conscience. (source)
- Rice finally takes note of the Israeli aggression in the Middle East: it is a "pang". (source)
- I, too, feel a "pang" in my heart when I observe older women choosing full time employment. (source)
- Yes, we parted, and Marianne lives to recall the pang, and smile at the death which menaces her! (source)
- Kailangan ko po kasi para sa school, pang-type ng documents, pang-Powerpoint tsaka pang-web research. (source)
- A pang is a paroxysm of extreme pain or anguish; a sudden and transitory agony; a throe; as, the pangs of death. (source)
- I have just been contending with a severe pang, that is now gone off; what effect its return may have, God only knows. (source)
- Every face recalled a pang to him who had suffered so much; to him who had loved so much, some circumstance of his unhappy love. (source)
- She had had the joy, and now she was enduring the inevitable pang which is bound up, like a hidden pulse, in every mortal delight. (source)
- Any person standing next to a baby seal about to be clubbed to death would feel an urgency to act or a pang of guilt for lack of action. (source)
- American author he has been a passion with me, and lately I heard with a kind of pang a young man saying that he did not believe I should find the (source)
- I'm kind of in this mode where I'm starting to notice the special interactions that couples have with each other and feeling a bit "pang" y about it. (source)
- Its pang is short-lived, and the face of the field-cornet soon lightens up again as he looks around upon his dear children, so full of hope and promise. (source)
- Play across all three modes earns you general experience that raises your title from Rookie to Master, as well as filling your pockets with in-game currency, 'pang'. (source)
- It gave him, he said in Parliament, a deep pang; and, as he uttered the word pang, his lip quivered, his voice shook, he paused, and his hearers thought that he was about to burst into tears. (source)
- When they were replaced, both Mark and I experienced more than a pang or two of sadness in saying goodbye to those two old friends who had been such an integral part of our family's daily life for so long. (source)
- Something like a hunger pang centers itself there too, and gurgling, but accompanying those sensations is also a slight roll, a feeling she had once when she stepped into a sailboat and it pulled too quickly away from shore. (source)
- He had been a good tender father to her, but he was not "the sweetest soul that ever looked with human eyes;" and Lucy could not but stop in her reading with a kind of pang and self-reproach as this consciousness came upon her. (source)
- The author also admitted to a pang at bidding farewell to a character whom he said was inspired by a picture of his brother Donal dressed up in his Sunday best, and took on more and more of the characteristics of Colfer's own son. (source)
- No doubt the Orion CEV will be a great piece of hardware and there are technical reasons for the choice, but I feel an incredible pang of sadness to think of the US space program returning to capsules and water landings in the 21st century. (source)
- Feeling a slight pang of guilt as I watched fit individuals zooming down mountains, faces glowing from the icy wind and frozen into masks of sheer concentration lest they crash and burn, I felt compelled to choose the Healthy Lifestyle Package. (source)
- It is agreeable now to look back, to have made the journey, and to have resided in a world so different from our own; and, notwithstanding my pleasure at the thought of once more ruturning to Europe, yet I felt a kind of pang as I returned the salutes of the Mehmendar and his suite, and (source)
- Still, in March he surrendered his gavel as Chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, not as the result of these accusations or any other pang of conscience, but because a separate investigation concluded that his participation in several corporate-sponsored Caribbean junkets violated House regulations. (source)
- I remember Miss Bronte's shiver at recalling the pang she felt when, after having searched in the little hollows and sheltered crevices of the moors for a lingering spray of heather -- just one spray, however withered -- to take in to Emily, she saw that the flower was not recognised by the dim and indifferent eyes. (source)
- The first time I stood by the operating table to pass the sterilized instruments to the assisting nurse, and saw the half naked doctors hung in rubber standing there preparing to carve their way through the naked flesh of the unconscious creature before them, I felt the kind of pang pass through my heart that seems to kill as it comes. (source)
- And then being so enriched and tasting the deep treasures of heaven and earth which I had been made to know, happy so exceedingly -- it came to my heart with a kind of pang, the longing to make others know what I knew; and the secret determination to use all my strength as Christ's servant -- in bringing others to the joy of the knowledge of Him. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 31 example sentences provided below is 62.0, which suggests that "pang" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 16 synonyms for pang.
agony, anguish, bite, discomfort, distress, gripe, misery, pain, prick, spasm, stab, sting, stitch, throb, throe, wrench
We have 9 antonyms for pang.
advantage, benefit, cheer, comfort, happiness, health, joy, pleasure, tingle
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of pang from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A sudden sharp spasm of pain. See Synonyms at pain.
- (noun) A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to feel pangs; distress acutely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; sudden and transitory agony;throe
- (noun) A sharp, sudden feeling of a mental or emotional nature, as of joy or sorrow
- (verb) to torment; to torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A paroxysm of extreme pain or anguish; a sudden and transitory agony; a throe.
- (verb-transitive) To torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A sudden paroxysm of pain; a transitory or recurring attack of agony; an acute painful spasm; a throe; hence, a sudden and bitter sentiment of sorrow, disappointment, injury, etc.
- (noun) Synonyms Anguish, Torture, etc. (see agony), twinge, gripe, ache, suffering.
- (None) To cause to suffer a pang or pangs; pain; torture.
- (None) To press; cram, in any way; cram with food.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a sharp spasm of pain
- (noun) a mental pain or distress
- (noun) a sudden sharp feeling