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literally "the exquisite pain" - the particular agony of wanting someone who doesn't want you

origin: france
"ive witnessed that la douleur exquise is the most heart wrenching pain a person can experience."
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Abbreviation for “Dude Arguing Online”.

Plural: “DAOs”

Coined by Twitter user @karakittel.
Would the internet exist without DAOs? Sadly, I don’t think so.
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the exquisite pain of wanting someone that you know you can never have, and knowing that you will still try to be with them.
has drug like effects.
kate: so you'll sleep with him and then you'll hate him for sleeping with you and hate yourself for doing it?
lauren: yea. i'm psyched.
by Marie Claremont March 28, 2004
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The pain of loving someone that you know you can never have; by circumstance or subjective decision.
by hb March 30, 2004
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One Heart split in two. One part loving a husband as a friend and companion; the other part loving an unattainable lover.
Have been married for 21 years... have been loving another man for 25 years....

Pain is definitely there
by Mrs. Jones December 26, 2004
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