toil


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labour

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struggle

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to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to walk heavily, slowly, and with difficulty

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

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Now that her painful and exhausting toil was nearly over, she did not experience the happiness she had anticipated.
That touch has undone the toil of months and the thought of a lifetime
Thus freed from the necessity of toil, and having lost the steadfast influence of a great purpose,--great, at least, to him,--he abandoned himself to habits from which it might have been supposed the mere delicacy of his organization would have availed to secure him.
But what could be the purpose of the unseasonable toil, which was again resumed, as the watchman knew by the lines of lamplight through the crevices of Owen Warland's shutters?
The fine of fifteen dollars had been paid by the white men from whom he had run away, and he was told that he would have to work it out, which meant six months' additional toil.
And to Lord Howe came Mauki, to toil for Bunster for eight long years and a half.
For we lived on the heights, where the air was keen and sparkling, where the toil was for humanity, and where sordidness and selfishness never entered.
Things went with him from bad to worse, and at length he died at the age of thirty-six, worn out by toil and sin and suffering.
For the Titan gods and as many as sprang from Cronos had long been fighting together in stubborn war with heart-grieving toil, the lordly Titans from high Othyrs, but the gods, givers of good, whom rich-haired Rhea bare in union with Cronos, from Olympus.
881-885) But when the blessed gods had finished their toil, and settled by force their struggle for honours with the Titans, they pressed far-seeing Olympian Zeus to reign and to rule over them, by Earth's prompting.
But when the son of Aeson had finished them, he came to Iolcus after long toil bringing the coy-eyed girl with him on his swift ship, and made her his buxom wife.
Six days of exhausting toil were required to cover those thirty terrible miles.
They were all too soft, dying under the toil, the frost, and starvation.
But my enthusiasm was checked by my anxiety, and I appeared rather like one doomed by slavery to toil in the mines, or any other unwholesome trade than an artist occupied by his favourite employment.
After so much time spent in painful labour, to arrive at once at the summit of my desires was the most gratifying consummation of my toils.