Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Aching Void (An).

 Achilles’ Tendon.Achit’ophel. (See ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL.) 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Aching Void (An).
That desolation of heart which arises from the recollection of some cherished endearment no longer possessed.   1
“What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.”
Cowper: Walking with God.

 Achilles’ Tendon.Achit’ophel. (See ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL.) 


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