- a sudden feeling of mental or emotional distress or longing: a pang of remorse; a pang of desire.
- a sudden, brief, sharp pain or physical sensation; spasm: hunger pangs.
- Watching the Olympics this year amid endless, compounding climate disasters has given me pangs of that pandemic-at-Disney-World feeling.
- When I left my assistant role with the Director and finally went out into the field to execute the Bureau’s marching orders, I felt pangs of conscience.
- Ma’s fate sent pangs of anxiety through the tech ecosystem—as well as some relief.
- The moment was sweet, but a pang of vulnerability rose in my chest.
- Much of quarantine was plagued with pangs of anxiety for people across the globe.
- Winick and Ling still miss Zamora with a “sharp pang of grief.”
- If Barack Obama—or any of his other senior aides—felt a pang about the departure of Axe and Gibbs, they did not show it.
- I felt a pang of shame—it was time to take my sons to Africa.
- As he moved into view, he must have felt a pang of anxiety, even fear.
- It is impossible to watch the 'fillers' at work without feeling a pang of envy for their toughness.
- A pang, a bitterness that lasted for a day or for a year—and the gap would be filled again by some one else.
- The first true pang of grief shot through Ethel like a dart, stabbing and taking away her breath, "Where are they?"
- "She may be hurt internally," spoke up Matt, feeling a pang of pity as he looked at the pale little face.
- It was either for them to suffer one sharp pang now, or to endure a greater dragging misery.
- Somehow it gave Lawrence a little pang to hear this, then he cast the thought out as unworthy.