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twinge

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Definition a sudden, short-lived feeling of pain or emotion
  • I often feel a twinge at that tooth when I drink something cold.
twinge = a sudden, short-lived feeling of pain
  • I lied and felt an immediate twinge of conscience.
  • twinge = sudden, short-lived emotion
  • Sometimes I get a twinge in my knee that makes me think I may be getting arthritis.
  • twinge = sudden, short-lived feeling of pain
  • I sometimes felt a twinge of remorse, when passing by the old place, at ever having taken part in what must have been sheer torment to Arthur Radley— what reasonable recluse wants children peeping through his shutters, delivering greetings on the end of a fishing-pole, wandering in his collards at night?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • twinge = a sudden, short-lived feeling
  • True, every now and then, especially in rainy weather, the little white scar on his finger would give him a twinge.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  The Devil and Daniel Webster
  • twinge = a sudden, short-lived feeling of pain
  • Oh, occasionally they frightened you with their clinical accuracy, they startled you, gave you a twinge, but most of the time what fun for everyone, not only your own son and daughter, but for yourself when you felt like a quick jaunt to a foreign land, a quick change of scenery.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Veldt
  • twinge = a sudden, short-lived feeling of emotion
  • She looked wonderfully peaceful, sleeping a restful sleep, and for a brief moment Mae felt a twinge of envy.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • A twinge of unease shot through Eragon, matching the intensity of his throbbing head.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • They pressed him forward, down the stairs, and when he reached the platform he felt a twinge of vertigo as they steered him too close to the tracks.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • His mouthed was pressed tight and lacked its usual twinge of humor.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • And she felt a slight twinge at her heart, but she hardly perceived it, being immediately diverted by a kiss from Marius.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Oh, yes, my agonies were frightful," Becky owned, not perhaps without a twinge of conscience.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Again the strange twinge of pain crossed John Caldwell's face.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • For a moment, he stopped to listen to the wailing, feeling a twinge of sympathy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • And every so often I see pictures of myself with both arms and I feel a twinge of sadness.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • He was on the point of leaving when he felt a twinge of pity for Tsezar.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • I paid an awful price for two tickets to a first-run movie and felt not a twinge of pain at the cost.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Philip felt a twinge of horror in his heart.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I feel a twinge of guilt.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • I feel a twinge in my chest.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant

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