A. on pain
B. in pain
C. on pains
D. under pains
i. Faced with news that his illness was _______, the man decided to enjoy each day to the fullest possible extent.
ii. My mind is made up, and my decision is ________.
iii. The current stalemate between France and Britain cannot _______ long in view of the common economic considerations.
iv. She stood at the departure _________, a forlorn and lost figure in the hurrying crowds.