Phrases with "pain"

This was acute pain to me, for I knew that I was greatly to blame in the treatment that I had shown him. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Anatole France I have loved you so much that all the pain which you could have given me I would have taken, kept, loved; but this is too hideous. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

But all the while the pain in my arm was diabolical, making me swear and then try not to swear, because every time I breathed too hard the blood bubbled out of my mouth. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Edith Wharton Over and over again she told herself that her joys were worth the pain, that the pain was part of the rapture; but such theories shrivelled to nothing in the terror that had threatened her very life. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Jeremy Bentham If a pain of apprehension, either the offender himself is represented as intending to bear a part in the production of it, or he is not. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Henry James THAT possibility, for her, he saw, would be monstrous; and if she guaranteed him the immunity from pain it would accordingly not be what she had in mind. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

H. G. Wells It was hard to envy a man who moved with pain and harsh to resist one who might be dead tomorrow. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Henry James At this Nash stopped him short with a small cry, and, turning his eyes, Nick saw under the lamps of the quay that he had brought a flush of pain into his friend’s face. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

D. H. Lawrence But such a pain in his stomach, as if something were torn there. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Muscles got out of place in my calves and stood in aching lumps, till I almost squealed with the pain of it. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Meredith Lord Dusiote drew breath with pain, And she with pain drew breath: On him she looked, on his like above; She flew in the folds of a marvel of love Revealed to pass to death. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Ann Hill had suffered for some months from pain in the right arm and shoulder. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Florence Dixie She could hear the fire behind her, the horse s hoofs in front of her, but the pain of her twisted ankle made her faint and giddy. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

They waited very quietly, with all outward show of calmness, but the pain of suspense was not less keen. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Locke Amongst the simple ideas which we receive both from sensation and reflection, pain and pleasure are two very considerable ones. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Wilkie Collins I don’t know whether it will give her pleasure or pain to receive it, in her last moments on earth. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He told himself the trouble and the pain she had caused him, he enumerated her glaring deficiencies as a wife. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

William Morris So will I be wary, said Birdalone, but I will venture some little peril of pain but if thou forbid me, mother. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Each sigh of pain was a reproach. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jack London And this offence, in turn, was not due to the mere pain he must endure, but to the sorry spectacle the pain would make of him. Lost Face by Jack London

George Gissing A violent cough shook him into wakefulness again; he stared at Gammon with red eyes full of pain and fear, and said thickly: “Are you an honest man—you? “Well, I hope so; try to be. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was such a relief not to be terrified; it was as if a pain had stopped. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Ann Radcliffe The pain which now recoiled upon her heart from disappointment, she had not strength of mind to endure, and she sought relief from its pressure in afflicting the innocent. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Elizabeth Gaskell The sights and sounds of such a night lull pain and grief to rest. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Wilkie Collins The mental suffering produced by the sudden change from pleasure to pain in all his thoughts, reacted on him physically. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Do not think that it does not pain me to hurt you so. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Wilkie Collins Doctor Allday was an elderly man, with a cool manner and a ruddy complexion — thoroughly acclimatized to the atmosphere of pain and grief in which it was his destiny to live. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

H. G. Wells It is all a matter of a little more pain or a little less pain — but God will not have any great waste of pain. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her husband’s arm slowly unwound from Gedney’s neck, and he stood there very still, first in amazement, then with pain dawning in his face. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edgar Allan Poe Of pain there was some little; of pleasure there was much; but of moral pain or pleasure none at all. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Constant colds harassed him; and, until he was inured to the Vendome regimen, pain was his daily portion. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Jeremy Bentham Lastly, a pain that a man experiences in his mind will either be a pain of actual sufferance, or a pain of apprehension. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

And pain possibly gives the most. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Willa Cather Everything about a man’s embrace was distasteful to Enid; something inflicted upon women, like the pain of childbirth, — for Eve’s transgression, perhaps. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Gissing It seems strange to you that I should bring my troubles here, when it can only pain you to see me, and to have to speak. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

H. Rider Haggard Last night I was drunk, today nothing is left but a pain here,” and he tapped his great head. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Oscar Wilde The pain of Leopardi crying out against life becomes our pain. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

That bitter experience enabled him to measure the pain of Stobart’s renunciation. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Barbara turned to the window, a low moan of pain escaping her, as she pressed her forehead on one of its panes, and looked forth at the dusky night. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The host and his wife were standing on the steps, whilst the unhappy man seemed to suffer dreadful pain and yet to be concerned only to know if he was followed by the monk. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Charles Dudley Warner His health was restored, and his spirits recovered elasticity in the genial hospitality; he was surrounded by friends to whom he became so much attached that it was with pain he parted from them. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Wilkie Collins She looked very strangely, and pressed her hand over her heart, as if some sudden pain or fright had overcome her at that moment. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

She was suffering the bitter pain of disappointed hopes. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell She breathes short, has a pain in her chest, and frequent flushings of fever. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

I had a numb, dazed feeling, a consciousness of being very badly hurt, but no pain in the ordinary sense. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Leo Tolstoy That very morning, when his wife had attempted to condole with her brother-in-law, Prince Peter had observed a look of pain on his brother’s face. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

John Locke It is further to be considered, that, in reference to the passions, the removal or lessening of a pain is considered, and operates, as a pleasure: and the loss or diminishing of a pleasure, as a pain. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

H. G. Wells Even in the extremest cases, however, pain comes and goes in waves. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

But I alone see him as I saw him then, the lines upon his face, and the pain behind the lines; how they came to disappear, and what removed them, you will never guess. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

George Gissing To release himself he bent forward, pushing the woman away; the result was a violent blow from her fist, after which she raised a shriek as if of pain and terror. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

He gave a strangled cry of pain and of pride, of agony and of rapture, and for a long moment he battled with an awful temptation. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Richard Burton The inhabitants were forbidden under pain of death to appear in the streets after evening prayers, and dispositions were made to secure the execution of the penalty. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

I was now enabled to enlarge the list of topics on which it is prohibited to the Waganda to speak or act under pain of death. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Julian Hawthorne And I will only add, sir, that the pain and mortification won’t be all on your side. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

George Gissing With surprise and pain he saw that it was his memory-portrait of Helen Norman. “Who is that?” she asked, a light gleaming in her eyes which Arthur now recognised as that of jealousy. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Virginia Woolf I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

H. G. Wells His body was bent so that he walked with difficulty, suffered much pain as he grew older, and had at last to undergo two operations. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Whiles they vowed in their heathen fanes altar-offerings, asked with words 5 that the slayer-of-souls would succor give them for the pain of their people. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Jane Austen The pain of his continued residence in Highbury, however, must certainly be lessened by his marriage. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

The pain was real; but in my fancy I thought that a great maggot was working its way into my side between my ribs. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Radclyffe Hall Rockets of pain, burning rockets of pain — their pain, her pain, all welded together into one great consuming agony. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The horses, excited by pain and emulation, raced over the dark road, in the midst of which was now seen a moving mass, denser and more obscure than the rest of the horizon. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

George Gissing Resolve would only grow by opposition, but there was more of pain in announcing an independent course than he had foreseen. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

William Henry Hudson After this brief colloquy she closed her eyes, but for some time the low moans of pain continued. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

He spent five minutes in punishing the comandante scientifically and carefully, so that the pain might be prolonged as far as possible. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

She heard his exclamation of rage and pain as she bounded down the path, and, without once turning to look behind, regained her home. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu A pain shoots through me while I look at you, sir. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe These reduced me at once to submission, and I am almost ashamed to confess that, either through pain or vexation, there came a few tears into my eyes. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

I had said it without thought, and by doing so had given pain to the two people I liked best in the world. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

O ye who believe! ask not about things which if they be shown to you will pain you; but if ye ask about them when the (whole) Qur’ân is revealed, they shall be shown to you. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

One night when Jones was in Henry’s bed, there was a shriek of pain and Jones was heard to be kissing and caressing his victim for nearly an hour afterwards. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

The pain was so terrible that she climbed out of bed to die. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

D. H. Lawrence A pain flamed in her womb, for him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang Perhaps the worst pain he had to bear was a sort of weight on his chest, which made it very hard for him to breathe. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The pain of sitting on the narrow bench was such that often he got up and walked about, unreproved by the telescreen. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Edmund Burke Therefore in the balance between the pleasure of general society, and the pain of absolute solitude, pain is the predominant idea. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Suddenly, however, she started up, for the moanings and cries of a child in pain had roused her. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His family had been after him to go home and live, so he ——” A spasm of pain shook Amory. “Too bad. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Kenneth Grahame Yet the pang of the disillusionment was none the less keen and sickening, and the pain was as that of a corporeal wound. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Look upon me as one who is dead, and try, if you can, to forgive me for the pain I have caused you these few weeks past. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Anthony Trollope He had dreaded the return of Norman to London. There were so many things to cause infinite pain to them both. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

While I was speaking, a paroxysm of pain came on. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Rafael Sabatini The fellow uttered a howl of pain and rage, and the sword dropped from his nerveless hand. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

In countenance striking, dark-featured, and stern, furrowed with the lines of pain or thought, rather than of age, although his dark hairs were largely mingled with white. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edgar Allan Poe I as yet suffered no bodily inconvenience, breathing with great freedom, and feeling no pain whatever in the head. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

You say that your first desire is to make me happy, and you pain me exceedingly by your — I had almost said perverseness. Lodore by Mary Shelley

But such distant views afforded no consolation to Mrs Morgan’s affectionate heart; the present pain engaged her thoughts too much to suffer her to look so far off for comfort. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Wilkie Collins A faint tinge of color showed itself on her livid cheeks; a momentary spasm of pain stirred her deathlike face. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

He drooped in the saddle, and his wounded left arm seemed to pain him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

We grieve very much that the course of our story should now oblige us to record an event which we would willingly have spared ourselves the pain of narrating. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

She took it to her with a sincerity of pain which almost excused the annexation-“the Son of Man hath not. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H. G. Wells Plants do not feel pain, nor the lower animals; it’s possible that such animals as the starfish and crayfish do not feel pain at all. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Verezzi, expecting speedy dissolution, and conceiving it to be immaterial where he died, consented; and indeed he was unwilling to pain one so kind as Matilda by a refusal. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

On the contrary, its onset is ushered in by central abdominal pain, pain in the pit of the stomach, pain reflected from the appendix which is being distended by the inflammatory products within. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Maria Edgeworth But I will not upbraidmine be all the pain of this last adieu. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Meet me in their presence, and I will no longer feel pain and shame mingled with the delight of seeing you. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Andrew Lang A shrill blast outside her door sent a twinge of pain through the queen’s head, which by this time was aching badly; but in her joy at welcoming her future husband she paid no heed to it. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Chains, vaults, smiths, and smithy all vanished in a moment; but the pain continued. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Handel Richardson The pain still wrung her, in savage bouts; but Mary Christina did not answer to it, as at first: her nerves were losing their fine power, both to feel, and to interpret the feeling. Mary Christina by Henry Handel Richardson

Thrive now on this; all this pain is but your power seeking its proper end. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Meredith A pain lodged visibly on her black eyebrows. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

The pain was so intense that the duke’s fingers could no longer grasp his sword, and it fell to the ground. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Robert Green Ingersoll They were so unfortunate as to escape the ennobling influences of pain and misery, and as a consequence, are doomed to an eternity of mental inferiority. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Meredith This transition from a state of intensest rapture to the depths of pain alarmed her. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Elizabeth Gaskell He felt it deeply; no reasoning with himself took off the pain he experienced. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Jane Austen I cannot misunderstand you, but I entreat you, dear Lizzy, not to pain me by thinking that person to blame, and saying your opinion of him is sunk. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Anthony Trollope It would, for her, have robbed the parting of that bitterness of pain which his words had given to it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

His passage to power had been full of pain to both. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The pain is nothing now to what it was. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Edith Wharton She was weary, for the moment, of ugliness, pain and hard work, and life seemed to recover its meaning under the aspect of a graceful leisure. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Olaf Stapledon And even in the experience of frustration and pain there may be a factor of love, of acceptance, of enrichment, if the frustration does not go so deep as to be gravely destructive. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a shriek of pain as the knife shot up into the air, to descend clattering into the area. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

But Lionel, poor Lionel, had always had an almost morbid wish to be liked—to stand well with people, so she told herself with a strange feeling of pain at her heart. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

William Dampier The wound was scarce visible yet his hand was much swollen, and the pain lasted about 9 weeks; during most part of which the raging heat of it was almost ready to distract him. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

If I had known as much then as I knew ten years later, neither the pain nor her sister’s warnings could have dissuaded Jessie from giving herself to me. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Tables are quite straight-forward, but a bit of a pain to code, because every cell has to be formatted separately. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

A sudden yell of pain and alarm rang through the kitchen. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

On the impulse of the ungovernable pain which the other’s presence had been, he had bidden him leave Africa at once; now he almost wished he had bid him stay. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu One picture, a very pretty one, frequently presented itself, and always her heart felt a strange little pain as this pretty phantom appeared. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Augustine Birrell The authors of lines written in heat to give expression to the anger of the hour may well be content if their effusions give the pain or teach the lesson they were intended to give or teach. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Ford Madox Ford We dared not put the enemy nations to pain because we shrank from the contemplation. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

If he closed them it was from weariness, and instantly the poignant pain in his forehead — the prophecy and menace of the bullet — forced him to reopen them. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

His little dark face looked darker than ever, the scowl of pain on his brow deeper. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Margaret Oliphant No shivers of wonder or pain convulsed the calm lawyer as he listened. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Anatole France Now his face expressed more pain than anger. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

And we had gone through our fright and pain unnecessarily, and the poor eels had been disturbed for nothing. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

Grace folded the letter slowly, an expression of pain seated in her eyes. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

D. H. Lawrence The pain seemed to absorb his activity. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Margaret Oliphant The young man who was called Patrick flung his clenched hand into the air; he gave a cry of pity and pain unendurable. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

But this night he had forgotten the butter and when he found a certain resistance, he thrust violently forward, causing extreme pain and making his pathic bleed. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Elizabeth Gaskell But I should like to know now, if I may — if it does not give you too much pain to speak about it. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The revolver exploded harmlessly in the air, and the seaman crumpled up with a scream of pain and terror. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Jeremy Bentham Many are the cases in which desire (and consequently the pain of privation connected with it* ) would not even subsist at all, but for previous enjoyment. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anthony Trollope No sound came from his footfall, nor was there in his face that look of pain which it had worn for the last fifteen minutes. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce The fellows said it was made of whalebone and leather with lead inside: and he wondered what was the pain like. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

H.P. Lovecraft They swear no harm or pain can inhabit that high peaked cottage, for in the new voices gladness beats, and with them the tinkle of laughter and music. The Strange High House in the Mist by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

She shuddered at the wild cry which broke from those white lips, the infinite pain in the lines of the forehead, damp with the cold dews of anguish. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

There is no blame anywhere, and the mortification and pain is something that must be lived down. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins If I covered my face, and drew the curtains with my bare hands, I should feel the same pain in my hands. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George MacDonald Without trouble and pain you cannot open it quite, but you CAN open it. Lilith by George MacDonald

Kate Chopin Anyhow, might not such length of time be hoped to rub the edge off a pain that was not by its nature lasting? That time of acute trouble seemed to have thrown Hosmer back upon his old diffidence. At Fault by Kate Chopin

George Gissing Between the door of the hotel and the private room to which he was conducted, he knew nothing but the pain which came from the throbbing at his temples and the rush of blood in his ears. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Charles Dickens Next day, they put him in a horse-litter, and carried him to Sleaford Castle, where he passed another night of pain and horror. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

He falls; he fills the house with heavy groans, Implores their pity, and his pain bemoans. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

As he remarked to me, “At my time of life freedom from physical pain is a very important matter. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Edgar Rice Burroughs There was a flash of flame, the roar of the discharge, and an answering roar of pain and anger from the beast. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

George Elio His voice trembled as he said ‘Come in’, and the rush of renewed hope was hardly distinguishable from pain when he saw Warren enter with Daniel Knott behind him. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Then the sadness and the pain had taken her suddenly at the end. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Edmund Burke Therefore, to clear up the nature of these qualities, it may be necessary to explain the nature of pain and pleasure on which they depend. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

At these words, an expression of pain came upon Guy’s face; his lips were rigidly pressed together; he turned hastily away, and paced up and down before he could command his countenance. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell The pain in her arm still disturbs her. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Guy de Maupassan But he had moved, and his pain increased. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Margaret Oliphant A faint smile of pain came to her mouth. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

D. H. Lawrence Somehow, somewhere, in some part of themselves, they felt that greed, pain and sorrow would never be eliminated, because most people don’t care about eliminating them, and never will care. Things by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

George Gissing The pain has gone for the present; I feel better. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Edmund Burke The idea of power, at first view, seems of the class of those indifferent ones, which may equally belong to pain or to pleasure. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

The days which had passed since Cuckoo’s death had not had power to numb the pain at Janet’s heart. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

All we can do arbitrarily is to make it a joy or a pain of it. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Jeremy Bentham If any positive pain of body result from the want of such indulgence, it belongs to the head of pains of disease. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Wilkie Collins A sharp pang of pain wrung her as she thought of the time when even the chance utterance of her name would become an unpardonable offense in Lady Janet’s house. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

No pain to speak of now?’ And he went away, kindly and casual as he had come. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope She thought of his few words of love — so few that she remembered every word that he had then spoken, and thought of them with a singular mixture of pain and pleasure. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

David Hume The prejudice, resulting from them, immediately strikes our eye, and gives us the sentiment of pain and disapprobation. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Robert Louis Stevenson It is to this strenuous cowardice of pain that I have to set down all the unfortunate and excessive steps of his subsequent career. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Louisa May Alcott It is the shadow of pain which touches the young face with such pathetic patience, but Beth seldom complains and always speaks hopefully of ‘being better soon’. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Meredith He schemed benevolently for his unborn young, and for the persons about him: hence he was in a position forbidding a step under pain of injury to his feelings. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The left arm felt half-paralysed, the left nostril was choked with mucus, and on the centre of the left shoulder blade I felt a pain as if some one was branding me with a hot iron. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

D. H. Lawrence And he watched in pain for the next stake. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Katherine Mansfield Anna has been in pain all night. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

John Keats Cf. Ode on Melancholy: he finds both bliss and pain in the contemplation of beauty. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

Poor Bertie was thrown down by his nurse when he was a child; he had hardly ever been out of pain since; sometimes the attacks were very bad. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Let no living hand move them, on pain of thy curse and mine. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

John Galsworthy He felt that pain too, which often bothered him now, a little dragging at his left side. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

She was staring at him with all the might of her soul awakening slowly from a poisoned sleep, in which it could only quiver with pain but could neither expand nor move. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

All this he knew, and it had always a certain sharp pain for him. Signa by Ouida

Edith Wharton But one morning, climbing a woodland path with my governess and some other children, I was seized by an agony of pain — and after that for many long weeks life was a confused and feverish misery. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Margaret Oliphant And yet in his way he followed his conscience, sometimes with pain and trouble, and at the cost of many a struggle—or else neglected its warnings, and took his own way as his master had done. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Edmund Burke The passions therefore which are conversant about the preservation of the individual turn chiefly on pain and danger, and they are the most powerful of all the passions. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Thomas Hardy The pain she experienced from the almost absolute obliviousness to her existence that was shown by the pair of them became at times half dissipated by her sense of its humourousness. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

George Eliot As for the pain it has given you, I’m heartily sorry for it. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Arnold Bennett Only at rare intervals had it wakened in her a dull transitory pain — like the herald of a fatal malady. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Tobias Smolle This smart application to the pedant’s withered posteriors gave him such exquisite pain that he roared like a mad bull, danced, cursed, and blasphemed, like a frantic bedlamite. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Finding, to his infinite disgust, his visitor as great a blackguard as himself, and not to be outsworn, Robarts ordered him to quit the ship on pain of being man-handled over the side. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Well, what’s a bruise? Nothing. Of course there’s pain and stiffness, and all that; but so there is after a bad fight, or a thrashing. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

There is a pain in my heart when I hear you speak like that. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Leslie Stephen Bentley died a few months after the publication of the Dunciad. But Pope found a living antagonist, who succeeded in giving him pain enough to gratify the vilified dunces. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

James Joyce A long thin cane would have a high whistling sound and he wondered what was that pain like. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Elizabeth Gaskell To stand by and witness this, and not dare to remonstrate, was a pain no words can render. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

The hazel and the hawthorn were twined all together, covered everywhere with rough ragged moss, with many unblithe birds upon bare twigs that piteously piped there for pain of the cold. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

A. E. W. Mason But all the while Ethne was conscious that she was holding up a great load of pain and humiliation which would presently crush her, and Feversham felt those four feathers burning at his breast. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Charles Dickens That was the whole round of human feelings, as far as I knew, except the pain of being beaten. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

This, however, was a look of pain and even shame, as though he had suddenly seen himself in a new and peculiarly unlovely light. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Thomas Hardy Each stem was wrenched at the root, where it moved like a bone in its socket, and at every onset of the gale convulsive sounds came from the branches, as if pain were felt. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H.G. Wells For a week now he had known pain and rejection, suspicion and hatred; a strange new spirit of revolt was growing up in his heart. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

The grip of his limbs tightened again, but the pain had ebbed away and the trembling had stopped, leaving him merely weak and cold. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

George Meredith The importunity of pain saved her. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

He dropped on one knee beside me, parted the tangle of hair and said in the tenderest way: “My poor girl, God knows I have not intended to pain you. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Maria Edgeworth Search was made for him in every direction, but he was not to be found, and Helen thought it was well that Lady Davenant should be spared the pain of seeing or hearing more about him. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

A small fire may be lighted close between his thighs, supposedly to lessen the pain and dry the flow of blood. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Thomas Hardy Nearly an hour passed, and then he returned an answer: I do not wish to pain you. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy