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