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1Neuralgic pains which occur in the limbs of some young children.
- ‘Everyone used to say that I was young, it was just growing pains; then I woke up and I was twenty-one with insomnia and a rapidly dropping GPA and it makes you think.’
- ‘In contrast to growing pains, the pain of fatigue, which may occur with or without excessive physical activity, disappears after rest.’
- ‘One symptom that doctors find most helpful in making a diagnosis of growing pains is how the child responds to touch while in pain.’
- ‘And by Spinoza's lights, however uncomfortable they may be, healthy growing pains are not sufferings, unless an adolescent thinks of his body as an external cause of his condition.’
- ‘However, if a child does fit the criteria for growing pains, the parents should be reassured that this is a benign, self-limited process that occurs for unknown reasons.’
- ‘In response to Roy's death, her parents draw strength from their faith, while Alison struggles with hers against the backdrop of puberty's growing pains.’
- 1.1 The difficulties experienced in the early stages of an enterprise.‘the growing pains of a young republic’
- ‘Its appeal, he argues, can be explained by the fact that it came at the right time, when workers were suffering from the growing pains of industrialisation.’
- ‘The story of our club is a long and honourable one, but not without our growing pains.’
- ‘Most companies prefer a more gradual transition into complex 3D software because the growing pains and costs associated with the transition are minimized.’
- ‘Then there are the inevitable growing pains - pains that, in this business, can be lethal.’
- ‘It's reflective of the current PC games market, and part of the growing pains of the hardware leading the software, which is almost always the case in the PC universe.’
- ‘It plans to replace them with younger players, which could result in growing pains this year.’
- ‘Ireland, a young nation, is still suffering from the growing pains of her remarkably rapid rise.’
- ‘But his inexperience is causing growing pains.’
- ‘But for now, the 2003 rookies are suffering from major growing pains, trying to compete while learning.’
- ‘Which means that many State Associations have completed the growing pains that we are now facing.’
- ‘Many of Asia's democracies are young and face predictable growing pains.’
- ‘The era was characterized by the growing pains of a new and often disadvantaged urban class, and by new weaponry such as breech-loading pistols and rifles, and the invention of dynamite by Nobel in 1862.’
- ‘The company - publishing an average of 500 novels a month - is suffering from extreme growing pains.’
- ‘As it turns out, houses and neighborhoods abroad suffer from similar growing pains as those in the United States.’
- ‘Higher demand for coverage and the reality of rising healthcare costs have created unfortunate growing pains for the long-term healthcare insurance segment of the industry.’
- ‘His puck handling, offensive skill and offensive instincts are good enough that he continues to get ice time while he goes through growing pains and improves his two-way game.’
- ‘The club's infield is young, and with youth comes growing pains.’
- ‘We are arrogant in not allowing young nations to go through the same growing pains, turbulence and revolution that characterised our history.’
- ‘In retrospect, it appears that - after two or three decades of growing pains - our understanding of this crucial moment in the history of European landscape painting has entered a phase of early maturity.’
- ‘In the year of its Olympics debut, this is a young sport suffering from its growing pains.’
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