Part of speech: noun

A sudden and poignant pain; a throe of anguish.

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Usage examples "pang":

  1. The man noticed it, as he had done on other occasions, with a pang of regret. - "A Prairie Courtship", Harold Bindloss.
  2. A pang of dread ran through my heart, and all sorts of horrid ideas rushed into my head. - "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. I feel such a pang at my heart, I believe I shall die. - "The Doctor's Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.