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labour

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struggle

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Synonyms for toil

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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Raising the instrument with which he was about to begin his work, he let it fall upon the little system of machinery that had, anew, cost him months of thought and toil.
Yet, strong as he felt himself, he was incited to toil the more diligently by an anxiety lest death should surprise him in the midst of his labors.
Pass we over a long space of intense thought, yearning effort, minute toil, and wasting anxiety, succeeded by an instant of solitary triumph: let all this be imagined; and then behold the artist, on a winter evening, seeking admittance to Robert Danforth's fireside circle.
There was, however, a view of the matter which Annie and her husband, and even Peter Hovenden, might fully have understood, and which would have satisfied them that the toil of years had here been worthily bestowed.
The weary wonder worker has, like Prospero, laid down his wand; the wizard Merlin is in the toils of Time.
Already common in such gadgets as highway passes for paying toils on the move, miniature radio-equipped circuit cards may ultimately become as widespread as bar codes.
An orphaned young slave boy named 47 toils on a Georgia plantation under a vicious overseer until he meets a strange copper-colored teenager who calls himself Tall John.
A construction worker toils on a demolition project in Glendale on Monday as skies darken in the background.
Oil June 28, 2003, production exceeded design output when 1007 short toils of gypsum-grade paperboard were produced within 24 hours.
The series captures the everyday toils and triumphs of this church, the Ark of Salvation for the New Millennium, which, like most Pentecostal groups, is finding its own way without any central authority to hand down doctrine or money.
A man with a label and number rather than a name, Equality 7-2521, toils as a street sweeper in a future city where a regimented form of governance has held sway for centuries.