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    Question No pain no gain

    Perhaps there is an English word, such that describes someone or some animal producing low sound of pain? So instead of screaming, there can be what, moan? Groan? But that does not quite fit, because I need to describe in a poetic way the quiet sound of piano when you step on left pedal. Hum would do, but humming has nothing to do with pain, so I cannot use that. Maybe there is a word in English that suits what I need..

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    Default Re: No pain no gain

    Would "whimper" suit your purpose?

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    Default Re: No pain no gain

    You know, whimper sounds good! But could someone whimper when you step on his foot, like when Ace Ventura was, being witty and all, stepping on the foot of a rather tolerant person.. Is it plausible in a certain situation, or this would be silly? What say you?

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    I think you could say that.

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