headache


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Synonyms for headache

Synonyms for headache

a duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship

Synonyms for headache

something or someone that causes anxiety

pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

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Her position on the heeling boat irked her, and she remembered the headache he had cured and the soothing rest that resided in him.
For three days this blinding headache lasted, and he suffered as wild animals suffer, as it seemed the way on ship to suffer, without plaint, without sympathy, utterly alone.
"But I suppose she doesn't have a headache every day," she said sympathetically.
Costello was a widow with a fortune; a person of much distinction, who frequently intimated that, if she were not so dreadfully liable to sick headaches, she would probably have left a deeper impress upon her time.
"She would be most happy," he said; "but I am afraid those headaches will interfere."
"Pray be quiet; I am half blind with the headache."
Norris, in a rather softened voice; "but I question whether her headache might not be caught then, sister.
"I am afraid it was, indeed," said the more candid Lady Bertram, who had overheard her; "I am very much afraid she caught the headache there, for the heat was enough to kill anybody.
George got out his banjo after supper, and wanted to play it, but Harris objected: he said he had got a headache, and did not feel strong enough to stand it.
When Rachel declined eating anything, and gave as a reason for it that she was suffering from a headache, the lawyer's cunning instantly saw, and seized, the chance that she had given him.
"There is only one remedy for a headache," said this horrible old man.
"How can you expect me to go to church again," she asked, petulantly, "with such a headache as mine?"
Her maid (the person with the cap-ribbons) was sent down-stairs to announce that her headache had returned.
When she had had a headache in India she had done her best to see that everybody else also had a headache or something quite as bad.
"You had that bad headache yesterday--All right"--for she had exclaimed indignantly: "I see it's much more than headaches.