Phrases with "pain"

Rudyard Kipling The Mahratta twitched his fingers with pain from time to time. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

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

George Meredith No more devilish nourisher of pride do we find than in pain voluntarily embraced. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Thus an infant, a savage, and a solitary beast, is selfish, because its mind is incapable of receiving an accurate intimation of the nature of pain as existing in beings resembling itself. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thomas Hardy But, since he loved me once, we will not pain him by telling him my trouble too soon. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

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

It would be better for the whole story to be told, and transitory pain endured, than to go on striving to hide the infamy and shame which might be discovered at any moment. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

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]

That all her follies had been but the endeavour to stop the pain of an aching heart, with the anodyne of frivolous pleasures. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. G. Wells He could feel the skin of his brow and chin and head lifting themselves to noble bruises, felt the throb and pain of each aspiring contusion. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

John Locke As much as we desire any absent good, so much are we in pain for it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He seemed unable to control his tongue, sometimes continuing from paragraph to paragraph with a look akin to pain in his small brown eyes. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Gissing In a world where pain is the most obvious fact, the task of mercy must surely take precedence of most others. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

A twinge of pain shot through Winston’s jaw. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

He seemed to have lost the power of intellectual effort, now that the stimulus of pain had been removed. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

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

Kate Chopin She had forgotten it might be there, telling its story of pain through the rest of his life. At Fault by Kate Chopin

The founding of a library or endowment of a university is said to yield to the penitent a sharper and more lasting pain than is conferred by the knife or iron, and is therefore a surer means of grace. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Sigmund Freud But in this case no tendency will remain to recathect the perception of the source of pain by hallucination or otherwise. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry James It seemed to him there was an undertone of pain and effort in his companion’s speech; it was that of an unhappy man trying to be wise and make the best of things. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Sporus now tried, by great rapidity of evolution, to get round his antagonist, who necessarily moved with pain and slowness. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Anthony Trollope Owen read them both twice over before he spoke, first one and then the other, and an indescribable look of pain fell on his brow as he did so. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley And since then, my pain has become quite pleasant to me, and I am ready to wait and bear — wait and bear. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Jeremy Bentham But the quantity of pleasure and pain runs not uniformly in proportion to the cause; in other words, to the quantity of force exerted by such cause. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Sinclair Lewis His resentment was night-blurred; he was solicitous in inquiring, “What’s the trouble, hon?” “I’ve got — such a pain down here in my side — oh, it’s just — it tears at me. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Now take care, Sir Gawain, that thou blench not for the pain to prosecute this adventure that thou has taken on hand. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

George Gissing Her eyebrows, formerly so smooth and smiling, now constantly drew themselves together as if at a thought of pain or in some mental exertion. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Maria Edgeworth She has a sort of morbid sensibility, which is more alive to pain than pleasure, more susceptible of jealousy than of love. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Sinclair Lewis The first day she hated him for the tides of pain and hopeless fear he had caused; she resented his raw ugliness. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Jack London There is such a thing as anaesthesia of pain, engendered by pain too exquisite to be borne. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

The faintest indication of something like a peevish sneer; it might be only the lines of pain and fatigue; still it had that unpleasant character remaining fixed on its features. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

We would pick them up, re-establish everything, and fall into a long silence, so close that the sound of the first word would come with all the pain of a separation. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She paused, however, at the door of the chamber, while a thought of pain broke in upon her. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Radclyffe Hall Rockets of pain that shot up and burst, dropping scorching tears of fire on the spirit — her pain, their pain . The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The pain took away my cheerfulness and sleep. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Henry Kingsley What a fool he was to cry out! The pain was gone again, and they were still under fire, and Hornby was before him. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

John Galsworthy She crossed her arms on her chest to compress the pain within her. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins Do you still refuse to exert yourself for her sake?” “I am spared the pain of refusal,” Alban answered. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

What might be his private pain or inward reluctance to leave Europe — what his calculations for his own future — none asked, or knew, or reported. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Wilkie Collins An expression of pain crossed Blanche’s face while her step-mother was speaking. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Rudyard Kipling He was considering what his pain would be if he could not see her for three months, or if she died out of his sight. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

John Galsworthy About noon that same day, on the tiled terrace of their hotel, he felt a sudden dull pain in the back of his head, a queer sensation in the eyes, and sickness. To Let by John Galsworthy

The pain continued to grow and his whole leg as high as the groin throbbed. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

D. H. Lawrence And all the echo of pain came back into the rarity of bliss, and all her tears came up. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

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

D. H. Lawrence She ran upstairs, presently coming down with the flannels and the bran-bag, to heat them, because the pain was on again. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassan She could ignore nothing, herself enduring all the pain that she guessed at in him; and Annette’s constant presence reminded her at every moment of the day of the hopelessness of her efforts. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

He wanted to be his fate; and stand always between him and pain and sorrow and accident and the calamities of earth. Signa by Ouida

Margaret Oliphant These recollections and many more swept through his mind, and the pain and misery more remote upon which this old woman’s childlike countenance had shone. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Jeremy Bentham But this is the case as often as any particle of pain is produced, which contributes nothing to the effect proposed. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Ralph Waldo Emerson The western clouds divided and subdivided themselves into pink flakes modulated with tints of unspeakable softness; and the air had so much life and sweetness, that it was a pain to come within doors. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

How came you to do it, I ask?” “To do what?” repeated Jack. “Kill Pym.” Jack’s face took a terrible shade of pain as he looked at his brother. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Edith Wharton It seemed to come out of some other plane of experience, to be thrust at him from depths of pain and disillusionment that he had not yet begun to sound. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

But she had chosen her path now, and must stand by her choice, on pain of appearing the weakest and most cowardly of women. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He was relieved, rejoiced at the breaking of that old tie, and yet there was a touch of pain in such a parting. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

I want him mentally alert and ——” a devilish expression crossed into his face, “as sensitive to pain as possible. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

D. H. Lawrence As he saw her hands in their old black kid gloves getting the silver out of the worn purse, his heart contracted with pain of love of her. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Tobias Smolle He who acted as sentinel, no sooner saw our adventurer appearing from the lane, than he rode up with a pistol in his hand, and ordered him to halt on pain of immediate death. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

R. D. Blackmore A flash of pain shot up to his very sword; and down he went, with Mary to protect him, or at any rate to cover him. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

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

H.P. Lovecraft My opened eyes sought the couch of pain in curious horror, but the blue eyes were still calmly gazing, and the countenance was still intelligently animated. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

T. E. Lawrence It was good to have my two British responsibilities in one place, safe from surprise and with an independent retreat into the rough: for to-day Stokes was in pain with dysentery. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have a pain which shoots from here to there,” he put his hand to his temples. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

E. F. Benson Were I to marry him my heart would bleed in pain and humiliation. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

George Gissing Look, Adela, you’re not hardhearted, and you know how it used to pain you to read of the poor wretches who can’t earn enough to keep themselves alive. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Ann Radcliffe It would prevent much disturbance and opposition, and spare himself the pain he must feel in her presence, when she should know that he had betrayed her. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Harry groaned again, modulating from pain to exhaustion, then closed his eyes. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Still, I think it will not be overset this bout”—another of those utterances of a cheerful courage under the prostration of pain which reveal to us the manliest side of Sterne’s nature. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Olaf Stapledon This pain in my hand, which is an infringement of my body’s lowly living, is not, it so happens, an infringement also of my spirit. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Between pain and anxiety, his eyes were wilder, his broken English was more grotesque than ever. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Henry James Why should there be pain —? In such hours as this what have we to do with pain? That’s not the deepest thing; there’s something deeper. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Was he going to be dismissed? The pain he caused her hand recalled her to herself. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Miles Franklin Aunt Helen and grannie put me to bed, where I yelled with pain for hours like a mad Red Indian, despite their applying every alleviative possible. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Edgar Allan Poe At the end of this time I arose, and found myself freer from absolute pain of any kind than I had been during the last hour and a quarter of my ascension. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

H. G. Wells All the cloudy pain and misery that oppressed me rushed together and took the shape of hunger. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Wilkie Collins On our sixth day at the sea-side--a memorable day to me, for reasons which you have still to hear--my brother complained again of the old pain in his head. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

J. Grant, in his Portraits of Public Characters, says: “At times he distorts his features as if suddenly seized by some paroxysm of pain . Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Henry Adams The order of impressions retained by memory might naturally be that of color and taste, although one would rather suppose that the sense of pain would be first to educate. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

George Meredith The pain of the thought of relinquishing it was the origin of this foolishness. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Rudyard Kipling The pain in his neck (he must have caught it from the lama) had gone with the heavy dengue-aches and the evil taste in the mouth. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Algernon Blackwood Only Fillery stood still, making no sign or movement; upon his face that look of joy and pain wild joy and searching pain no one, perhaps, but Devonham understood. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

This time the pain was only slightly eased. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

George Gissing Let confidences be for the future; if they do not come naturally, be assured I shall never pain you by a question. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

To be brief, there was no cense of pain afterwards; but within five or six days the wounds were sicatrised and entirely healed. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Algernon Blackwood And the mingled pain and sweetness of it as he listened were almost more than his little soul could hold. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Edmund Burke Our minds and bodies are so closely and intimately connected, that one is incapable of pain or pleasure without the other. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

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

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]

But had we been cut in two, as was meant, you would have died and I would have been let suffer the pain of Tonathiu’s spirit for more than a little before they picked me up. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

George Eliot To him it seemed that pain was the order of the world for all except the hard and base. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Cleve experienced a thrill of pain at his heart. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Algernon Blackwood He remembered her words in Baker Street a few days before: “Please bring your friend” the accompanying pain they caused. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

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

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]

I was fair sick wi’ pain and weariness and a kind o fever. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

Anthony Hope The pain was less now; they were quiet; I could sleep. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Anthony Trollope A joyous light dawned in his eyes, and the look of pain went from his brow, all which the Duke was not slow to perceive. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton That pain every woman expects — and knows how to bear. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

There was a pain too intense, a memory too dark, associated with the events of that period. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

D.H. Lawrence He had to give his heart some justification for the peculiar pain left in it from his sleep activity, so he began poignantly to long for the place which had been his during the last mornings. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

The very step which he had taken for her happiness might cause her loving nature pain and sorrow. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Annette’s gross ignorance of country-life did not pain him. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

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

Arnold Bennett Constance had been in nearly continuous pain for years. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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]

My God, my God! he thought, O my God, what a fool I must look! The thought of it even drove away the pain of the fall. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins My father had refused to pain them by going into particulars, not only at the time of his brother’s disappearance, but afterward, whenever the subject was mentioned. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

As Coxeter went through the hall, filled with a perplexity and pain very alien from his positive nature, a good-looking, clean-shaven man, who gave him a quick measured glance, passed by. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

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]

Olaf Stapledon The pain shot through him like lightning. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis In the depths of lead-colored pain nothing mattered to him save his own comfort. Things by Sinclair Lewis

I gather from Mrs. Strain—he does not seem to have mentioned it to his wife—that he had a certain amount of pain yesterday morning. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

George Meredith Thus did a nature distraught by pain obtain some short lull of repose. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell And now I think I can tell you that I beg your pardon for flying out upon you so; but God knows what pain you were putting me to. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Meaulnes revint en classe dès qu’il eut été chercher le pain de son goûter. Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier [1913]

Di has been reading “The Bride of Lammermoor” all this morning; but the pain and weariness I feel seemed to be entangled with Lucy and Edgar somehow, and the dear book gave me no pleasure. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson They were all very merry, but I had been so lowered by pain that I could not enjoy myself in spite of the success. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne What toil and pain to reach a coast so full of danger when attained. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I was half dead with pain all the way across Holland and all the way across the North Sea. I don’t remember bringing the plane down at Cromer even now, but I did it. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Oscar Wilde She rose from her knees, and, with a piteous expression of pain in her face, came across the room to him. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Rafael Sabatini And as she made no answer he continued: “I am thankful it was surprised out of him before the torture was applied, else you might have concluded that pain was wringing a false confession from him. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Handel Richardson Richard paid dearly for those hours of exposure: he lay in a high fever, moaning with pain and muttering light-headedly. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

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

Sigmund Freud We shall have to assume that these releases of pleasure and pain automatically regulate the course of the cathectic processes. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Philip Sidney Woe! woe to me, on me return the smart: My burning tongue hath bred my mistress pain? For oft in pain, to pain my painful heart, With her due praise did of my state complain. Poems by Philip Sidney

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]

Walter Scott Our farther intercourse can but double our pain at parting. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

To see more of me could only bring you pain or get you evil names. Signa by Ouida

Henry James What was killing him was the dreadful fits of pain in his stomach. The American by Henry James [1877]

Wilkie Collins Two months passed — months of pain aggravated by anxiety — before I was able to help Eunice and Miss Jillgall personally with my sympathy and advice. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Rudyard Kipling They extricated him; not without pain and dirt. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Through trying so much to mitigate the pain of death, it has now become little more than a joke, and might be abolished altogether. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

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

D. H. Lawrence There was the pain in his head, and the horrible sickness, and his inability to move. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins No words can describe it in all the horror of its helplessness — it was the moan of pain from a dumb human creature. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

In the moment when he had seen her fall on the bandaged arm, it had been as though he felt the pain in his own body. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

I had had my lesson: I had learned how severe for me was the pain of crossing, or grieving, or disappointing him. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

D. H. Lawrence What a white-skinned, soft, plump child she seemed! Her pain meant a touch of pleurisy, for sure. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

She felt indeed all the pain of the rending flesh, but the flesh was not rent. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Ann Radcliffe The duke, however, resolved to obtain all possible information concerning the fugitives; and assuming, therefore, a stern air, bade the peasant, on pain of instant death, discover all he knew of them. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Rudyard Kipling It is the Law which I have broken!’ ‘Powers of Darkness below!’ said Father Victor, who, wise in the confessional, heard the pain in every sentence. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Edmund Burke The passions which concern self-preservation, turn mostly on pain or danger. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Arthur Machen And on that autumn evening, far away in the ‘seventies, Meyrick, the boy, left Mr. Horbury’s study in a white fury of grief and pain and rage. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Arthur Conan Doyle While they were talking a sudden cry of pain was heard. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

We might have been an only couple sent back from the underworld to begin another cycle of pain on a depopulated earth. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

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]

I thought there was a momentary expression of pain or displeasure on her countenance; but it passed. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

E. F. Benson The pain would fade like the melting away of the vapour of breath on a frosty morning, till it became an incredible memory, while even as it faded a warm tingling glow began to invade him. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

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

Anthony Trollope It is a strong sense of duty which makes me pain you; my memory will always be dear to you; but do not let a vain, a foolish, a wicked regret counteract the purpose for which God has placed you here. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

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]

Radclyffe Hall Elizabeth watched her go, but at that moment she was conscious of nothing but pain and was thankful that Joan went when she did. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Jeremy Bentham Now the way in which the coercion is disagreeable to him, may be by producing either pain of body, or only pain of mind. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

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]

Too much laudanum—was it? or that nervous pain in her head. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

For pain will not troll off as pleasure doth, nor imitate it in its pleasing and tickling touches. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Henry David Thoreau The thrills of joy and thrills of pain are undistinguishable. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

D.H. Lawrence She shrank in such simple pain from the fact of her defect. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Not to flinch from pain or hardship was their ideal. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope But there was a look of pain in his face, which made her old heart grieve, and by degrees her good wishes for the object, which seemed to be so much to him, became eager and hot. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

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

Guy de Maupassant Another knocked against me so violently without begging my pardon or lifting his hat, coming away from a ball at the Casino, that he gave me a pain in the chest. The Impolite Sex (Correspondance) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Thomas Hobbes Less than capital are stripes, wounds, chains, and any other corporal pain not in its own nature mortal. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Algernon Blackwood I nodded in reply; no words came to me; there was still a trembling in me, a sense of intolerable yearning, of beauty lost, of power gone beyond recall, of pain and littleness in the place of it. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

H. G. Wells For it is just this question of pain that parts us. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

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

When the heart is fullest of pain and the mouth purest with truth, there is a cruel destiny in things which often makes the words worst‐chosen and surest to defeat the end they seek. Signa by Ouida

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

H. Rider Haggard Time or separation cannot destroy it — for it is immortal; use cannot stale it, pain can only sanctify it. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling Holden realised his pain slowly, exactly as he had realised his happiness, and with the same imperious necessity for hiding all trace of it. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jonathan Swif I sent this morning and evening to Lord Treasurer, and he is much worse by going out; I am in pain about evening. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

The pain maddened him, and, rope-end and all, he plunged into a wild gallop. Prester John by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassan In addition to her natural grief, Jeanne had to bear the pain of her discovery. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James And from this, by a succession of links that fairly clicked to his ear as with their perfect fitting, the fate and the pain and the payment of others stood together in a great grim order. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

But it seems the pain must come. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Edward Jenner The arms inflamed properly, fever and pain in the axillae came on precisely the same as in the former cases, and in ten days eruptions appeared, which disappeared in the course of two days. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

What am I to call you?” Ha! Massy. Again. The weariness of it crushed his heart — and the pain of shame was almost more than he could bear without crying out. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

I love the beauty!” She heard an inarticulate sound, something like a moan wrung out by pain or delight, and glided away. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

George Eliot There was still a thread of pain within her, testifying to those words of Fra Girolamo, that she could not cease to be a wife. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Robert Green Ingersoll Poison and nutrition, pain and joy, life and death, smiles and tears are alike to her. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

What is this? you are wounded! you are wounded!” “Not I.” “He is wounded; miserable that I am!” “Be calm, Denys. I am not touched; I feel no pain anywhere. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Her eyes were sparkling brightly and she looked as sweet and happy as if there were no pain nor sorrow in all the world. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Anna Katherine Green I was on my way in search of Mr. Jewett, for whom I had a message, and had got as far as you saw me, when I heard a cry of pain from somewhere in the gallery. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Anatole France A few lines of handwriting had appeased his mind, fed on images, less susceptible to things than to the signs of things; but he felt a pain in his heart. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell She thought the feeling of something hard compressed within her hand would help her to listen, for it was such pain, such weary pain in her head, to strive to attend to what was being said. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope Her clandestine meetings with Ludovic had brought with them so much of pain and shame, that she had resolved almost by instinct to avoid another. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

At the time I imagined that I must have broken it in falling; but the pain reassured me, for I knew that your sensations do not become more acute when you are dying. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Pu Songling Both were very happy, when a calamity befell them; the old mother one morning felt a pain in her right leg. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

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]

Jack London The last sensations of pain left him. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Virginia Woolf And the voice that wept for human pain unending said: The King is in his counting house, Counting out his money, The Queen is in her parlour . Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Leon Trotsky My mother pours cold water on my hand and bandages my finger, but the pain does not diminish. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Elizabeth Gaskell You have sympathy in your good heart, I am sure, to really feel pain when listening to their account of their sufferings, and it soothes them to see the expression of this feeling in your manner. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

H.G. Wells He had eaten and slept and learnt the lesson of pain — had travelled so far on the road to humanity. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Margaret Oliphant Her very love had been full of pain and trouble to both. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Olaf Stapledon The infliction of pain on a fellow mortal could afford a crazy satisfaction. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

E. F. Benson She had seen him like this once before, when in the spring he had sought relief from an attack of pain with laudanum. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Kate Chopin There’s no brute so brutal as a man,” he cried, seeing the pain in her face and knowing he had caused it. At Fault by Kate Chopin

The pain of the unexpected jab made Jones spring to his feet, crashing into the tent-pole and shaking the whole tent so violently that one of his guards appeared in the entrance. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens