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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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an effortful attempt to attain a goal
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"Short-term pains from fiscal austerity will be long-term gains for the dollar and the economy," said Mr. MacQueen.
The third time I stop half-way with shin pains, hobble home, and put my running shoes away for another six months.
The part where you mention birthing pains is way, way lighter than say the section where on this same post you start with E-visit etc. and the rest it is nice and legibly darker.
Expect nothing but screeching growing pains from the bigots from now to eternity.
I think the "chest pains" was a ruse to gain access to the hospital records and search for evidence of a forged Obama birth certificate OR he is actually having reflux pains from the vile he spewes on the airwaves everyday.
Back in the late 19th century, there was no shortage of short-term pains caused by the early macro-drivers of the industrial revolution - the death of the entire "craftsman" socio-cultural class, the re-concentration of population against the new workforce demands, virtually all of the "start-ups" of that age either driven out of business or, if lucky, bought out by the likes of Rockefeller.
Top prospect Josh Hamilton, who missed most of last season with back pains, is having more trouble.
But most damaging of all to our growing pains is a newcomer, a sort of creeping mercantile paralysis.
After near-term pains, Chinese auto-market growth will be supported by pro-growth policy
The manner of his being raised was by having loosed the pains of death, 501. with an explication of the word pains, 501.