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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgnawinggnaw‧ing /ˈnɔːɪŋ $ ˈnɒː-/ adjective [only before noun]  HURT/CAUSE PAINWORRIEDworrying or painful, especially for a long time gnawing doubts
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gnawingWhat all clients have in common is a gnawing desire to make a quick profit, and a likely fatal gambling instinct.a gnawing dissatisfaction with day-to-day lifeIt was not an obsession then, only a gnawing doubt.
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