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Definition of "gnawing" []

  • To bite (at) or chew (upon) constantly so as to wear away little by little (verb)
  • To form by gnawing (verb)
  • To cause erosion of (something) (verb)
  • To cause constant distress or anxiety (to) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of gnawing (noun)
  • Severe or intense (adjective)

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  • Present participle of gnaw. (verb)
  • A sensation of being gnawed (noun)

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Use "gnawing" in a sentence
  • "The eternal buttresses of the hills stand to the eyes of the fleeting generations as emblems of permanence, and yet winter storms and summer heats, and the slow processes of decay which we call the gnawing of time, are ever working upon them, and changing their forms, and at last they shall pass."
  • "He went home afterwards, a dull pain gnawing at his heart, striving to reconcile"
  • "As for explaining in specific terms the gnawing agitation she now felt, and which had been the major reason for her leaving the safety of the herd, her small brain could give her no help."