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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an effortful attempt to attain a goal [syn: striving, nisus,