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Harry has been enduring considerable back pain for a number of years.
I’m having terrible pains in my chest.
The fresh air had done nothing to ease the pain Kelly felt in her head.
An old injury was causing him intense pain.
He heard Leo scream in pain.
I don’t think she’s in any pain.
It was a sharp pain, on his left side, below his ribs.
Dealing with the subject sensitively can help prevent a lot of pain.
The incident must have caused my parents great pain.
He had no idea of the pain he had inflicted on her.
He found it hard to cope with the pain of being separated from his children.
I had taken great pains to make the evening perfect.
She always takes great pains with her lectures.
I told her on pain of death not to tell Pete that I was involved.
This is the British English definition of pain. View American English definition of pain.