Definition of Gnashing

1. Verb. (present participle of gnash) ¹



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Definition of Gnashing

1. gnash [v] - See also: gnash

Medical Definition of Gnashing

1. The grinding together of the teeth as a nonmasticatory function; sometimes associated with emotional tension. See: bruxism. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnashing

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gnarring
gnarrs
gnars
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gnashed
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gnashing (current term)
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Literary usage of Gnashing

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1. Heaven and Its Wonders and Hell, from Things Heard and Seen by Emanuel Swedenborg (1919)
"What eternal fire is, and what the gnashing of teeth is, ... Likewise some have supposed the gnashing of teeth to mean actual gnashing, and some only a ..."

2. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"Alan stood and confronted him, just out of range of his kicking feet and his gnashing teeth, and Darrel spat in his face, a searing gob that landed in his ..."

3. An Oral Debate on the Coming of the Son of Man, Endless Punishment, and by Erasmus Manford, Benjamin Franklin (1860)
"Then said the king to the servants; ' Bind him hand and loot, and take him away, and cnst him info outer darkness—there shall be weeping and gnashing of ..."

4. Explanatory notes upon the New Testament by John Wesley (1813)
"14 gnashing of teeth. * For many are called, hut few chosen. the outer darkness: there shall he the weeping and the 16 to insnare him in his talk. ..."

5. Proof-texts of Endless Punishment: Examined and Explained by Daniel Parker Livermore (1864)
"... gnashing OF TEETH " There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom ..."

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