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  • Simply because these good _painefull_ or painstaking persons proved to be such nuisances in the long run, that the word "painefull" came, before people thought of it, to mean _paingiving_ instead of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • Simply because these good painefull or painstaking persons proved to be such nuisances in the long run, that the word "painefull" came, before people thought of it, to mean pain-giving instead of painstaking.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Simply because these good painefull or painstaking persons proved to be such nuisances in the long run, that the word "painefull" came, before people thought of it, to mean pain-giving instead of painstaking.

    The Professor at the Breakfast-Table

  • Bologna, or a stranger? when the Lady heard her selfe to be thus questioned, and by her Husband, it seemed painefull to her, to containe from answering: Neverthelesse, to perfect the Knights intended purpose, she sate silent.

    The Decameron

  • Alas Tingoccio, replyed Meucio, my meaning is not so: but I would be resolved, whether thou art among the damned soules, in the painefull fire of hell torments, or no?

    The Decameron

  • The husbands sences were soone overcome with sleepe, by reason of his painefull toyling all the day, and bodies that are exercised with much labour, are the more desirous to have ease.

    The Decameron

  • For the bringing of which into this homely and rough-hewen shape, which here thou seest; what restlesse nights, what painefull dayes, what heat, what cold I haue indured; how many long & chargeable iourneys I haue trauailed; how many famous libraries I haue searched into; what varietie of ancient and moderne writers I haue perused; what a number of old records, patents, priuleges, letters, &c.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • I speake it not arrogantly, I take God to witnesse: but mens painefull trauels ought not lightly to be condemned: nor surely at any time are woont to be of the learned, or discreet.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • That time of the day was very hot and faint and the way was all of dry deepe slyding sand in a maner, and beside that, very vneuen, and by that meanes so tiresome and painefull as might be.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • And as we, wrote vnto you in our shippes, hee is our seruant for yeares: And for that we know him to be honest, true and painefull, our mind is he shalbe placed where he may do best seruice.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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