Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who takes pains; a careful worker.

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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.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1666 N.S.

  • 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.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 43: May/June 1666

  • 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.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • 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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