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- n. Plural form of pain.
- n. Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former.
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- n. an effortful attempt to attain a goal
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