Pains Pains (p[=a]nz), n. Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former. [1913 Webster]

And all my pains is sorted to no proof. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The pains they had taken was very great. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The labored earth your pains have sowed and tilled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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