Definitions

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  • n. One who takes pains; a careful worker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who takes pains; one careful and faithful in all work.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who takes pains; a careful, laborious person.

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Examples

  • He was no great painstaker in person, yet died very rich; and, as Dr. Clerke says, was of a very great judgment, but hath writ nothing to leave his name to posterity.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1666

  • He was no great painstaker in person, yet died very rich; and, as

    Pepys' Diary

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