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Toil meaning

toil - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work.
  2. 2. To weary; to overlabor.
  3. 3. Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body.
  4. 4. A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; - usually in the plural.
  5. 5. To labor; to work; - often with out.
  6. 6. Hard work; a net or snare.
  7. 7. To labor.

toil - examples of usage

  1. I knew the occupants of these tents; with some I had shared danger, with others toil. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. His toil is for the most part over when he leaves the field, but the woman's is never finished. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. It might be said that there was not a single person of the whole gathering on whom there was not plainly printed, in one shape or another, the stamp of toil. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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