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pains


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pains  \Pains\,  n. 
  Labor;  toilsome  effort;  care  or  trouble  taken  --  plural  in 
  form  but  used  with  a  singular  or  plural  verb  commonly  the 
  former. 
 
  And  all  my  pains  is  sorted  to  no  proof.  --Shak. 
 
  The  pains  they  had  taken  was  very  great.  --Clarendon. 
 
  The  labored  earth  your  pains  have  sowed  and  tilled. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pains 
  n  :  an  effortful  attempt  to  attain  a  goal  [syn:  {striving},  {nisus}, 
  {strain}] 




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