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ache for

1. To feel a strong desire for someone or something. She ached for the companionship of her husband when he was deployed overseas.
2. To feel sadness and/or empathy for someone. I ache for those little children who just lost their parents in a car accident.

aching heart

A feeling of pain or despair in the absence of someone one loves. I had such an aching heart during the holidays this year, the first ones without my mother.
See also: aching, heart

ache for someone or something

 and hurt for someone or something
Fig. to desire someone or something very much. (So much that it "hurts.") Jim ached for the sight of Mary, whom he loved deeply.

aching heart

Fig. the feeling of pain because of love that is lost or has faded away. (Described as being in the heart, where love is said to reside.) I try to tell my aching heart that I don't love him.
See also: aching, heart
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AChE inhibitors are used as treatment modalities to prolong the duration of action of remaining acetylcholine leading to enhancement of cholinergic transmission in AD (Ballard, 2002).
The cells were seeded in 6-well-plates at 500,000 cells/well 24 hr before exposure to dioxin or other chemical treatment for determiniation of AChE activity.
The company's Pain of Britain study also found that despite the pain caused by back ache, the Welsh are among the most independent, with just 9% of people in Cardiff believing they required sympathy for back pain, compared to 25% of Londoners.
AChE activity was determined according to the method of Ellman et al.
Asked to determine the prevalence of CEOs who've risen from other health care disciplines like nursing, ACHE vice president for research & development Peter Weil suggests that the data would be untrustworthy.
In ultimatum games conducted by Kim Hill of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Ache proposers usually offered either 40 percent or 50 percent of a sizable sum.
My heart ached for my mother, and today it aches for all those who suffer from disease and injury; but, no matter how deep my desire to ease that suffering may be, it cannot justify the destruction of a developing human life.
Within four days she was carried to hospital desperately ill with "severe aches everywhere".
Using American Hospital Association data, ACHE found that about 17 percent of CEOs changed jobs in 2000, about two-thirds of those voluntarily.
In its place is an empty ache that reminds her of her empty future.
We are shocked that this action was initiated only after our proposed equity partners and ACHE submitted our final Transfer of Physical Assets application to HUD," Lane wrote.
If the ache occurs on the left lift your left arm up and over our left ear and stretch or lean to your right side.
Where ACHE once served hospital executives almost exclusively, by the early 1990s the field and the college had both expanded to include managed-care and long-term-care executives, as well as executives from a host of other health care settings.
Keep a daily diary listing the foods your child is eating and note tummy ache complaints.
RIO DE JANEIRO & CHICAGO -- Fitch Ratings has upgraded Ache Laboratorios Farmaceuticos S.