Several protestors are at pains to say they have not been paid by anyone and are indigenous to Donetsk.
At the same time, interim government and military officials alike are at pains to emphasize the seriousness of their response.
I also know that your worries, fears, joys, and pains may affect your overall health.
As the Israeli occupation grinds on day after day it is easy to lose sight of the daily pains inflicted on Palestinians.
But there are a lot of positives in the relationship, too, and both presidents were at pains to stress them.
The police have taken the matter in hand, and will spare no pains to discover the woman.
I have a French feather-bed there, which I have been at pains to keep these years back.
Each one had his panacea for all the aches and pains of his race.
He received a reproachful look from Mrs. Porter for his pains.
The traveller had been at the pains of going a long way up-stairs to his sleeping-room to fetch his pocket-flask of brandy.
late 13c., "punishment," especially for a crime; also "condition one feels when hurt, opposite of pleasure," from Old French peine "difficulty, woe, suffering, punishment, Hell's torments" (11c.), from Latin poena "punishment, penalty, retribution, indemnification" (in Late Latin also "torment, hardship, suffering"), from Greek poine "retribution, penalty, quit-money for spilled blood," from PIE *kwei- "to pay, atone, compensate" (see penal). The earliest sense in English survives in phrase on pain of death.
Phrase to give (someone) a pain "be annoying and irritating" is from 1908; localized as pain in the neck (1924) and pain in the ass (1934), though this last might have gone long unrecorded and be the original sense and the others euphemisms. Pains "great care taken (for some purpose)" is first recorded 1520s (in the singular in this sense, it is attested from c.1300). First record of pain-killer is from 1853.
c.1300, "to exert or strain oneself, strive; endeavor," from Old French pener (v.) "to hurt, cause pain," from peine, and from Middle English peine (n.); see pain (n.). Transitive meaning "cause pain; inflict pain" is from late 14c. That of "to cause sorrow, grief, or unhappiness" also is from late 14c. Related: Pained; paining.
An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder.
One of the uterine contractions occurring in childbirth.