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.


© Webster 1913.

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