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Synonyms for task

Synonyms for task

a piece of work that has been assigned

a difficult or tedious undertaking

the proper activity of a person or thing

to force to work

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The remainder may perhaps be applied to purposes equally valuable hereafter, or not impossibly may be worked up, so far as they go, into a regular history of Salem, should my veneration for the natal soil ever impel me to so pious a task.
So in a trice the carcass of the cow would be cleaned out, and entrails would have vanished; it was Jurgis' task to slide them into the trap, calves and all, and on the floor below they took out these "slunk" calves, and butchered them for meat, and used even the skins of them.
I'll undertake the task, and you'll hear from me again before sunset to-morrow.
For there is a terrible task before us, and once our feet are on the ploughshare we must not draw back.
And Thistle said, "No task will be too hard for me to do for dear Lily-Bell's sake.
That may never be,' thought the miller's daughter: and as she knew no other way to get her task done, she said she would do what he asked.
It was a difficult task, for he held the pencil as one would grasp the hilt of a dagger, which does not add greatly to ease in writing or to the legibility of the results.
But this task had to be done with the rawest of raw material, done within the civilization of the dominant race, and so done as not to run across race lines and social lines that are the strongest forces in the community.
My task of instruction and surveillance, instead of becoming easier as my charges and I got better accustomed to each other, became more arduous as their characters unfolded.
So overpowering did he feel it that he tried even to open the window, but found it an impossible task.
After all these years, that task would be far more difficult.
A little later, the Hairless One deputed the task to Long-Lip, his son.
It was a large task, for they found stray beans fully a hundred yards from the cache.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
The revising of these pages has been to me a melancholy task.