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for To pain one''s self
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Pain \Pain\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pained (p[=a]nd); p. pr. &
vb. n. Paining.] [OE. peinen, OF. pener, F. peiner to
fatigue. See Pain, n.]
1. To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish. [Obs.]
--Wyclif (Acts xxii. 5).
2. To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with
uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment;
to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his
stomach pained him.
Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us. --Locke
3. To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to
grieve; as, a child's faults pain his parents.
I am pained at my very heart. --Jer. iv. 19.
To pain one's self, to exert or trouble one's self; to take
pains; to be solicitous. [Obs.] "She pained her to do all
that she might." --Chaucer.
Syn: To disquiet; trouble; afflict; grieve; aggrieve;
distress; agonize; torment; torture.
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