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  • n. Plural form of travail.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of travail.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy sipped a Socialtini as he recalled the travails of the past year: grocery shopping without his neighborhood Safeway.

    With a VIP gala opening, Georgetown's Social Safeway is back on the market

  • The right-wing policy intellectual Abigail Thernstrom, watching the speech while waiting to say a fond farewell to Bush at Andrews Air Force Base, thought it a good sign that Obama recalled the travails of European immigrants but made no mention of the forced immigration of slaves; I disagree.

    Jesse Larner: The Rule of Law, Once Again

  • During the race, Kilpatrick expressed concern for her son, but said his travails were a separate issue from her primary fight.

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  • But Tiger and his travails are a story for another day.

    FOXSports.com News

  • Fisk is just too long-winded about his personal travails, which is too bad.

    Wired Campus

  • Kaushalya trembles as she recalls her travails; calms down as she records her own strength.

    The Times of India

  • Be careful not to imagine that your travails are the only important ones.

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  • Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyata touched many a heart at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit Saturday as she recalled her travails when the Bollywood actor was behind bars.

    India eNews

  • New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyata touched many a heart at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit Saturday as she recalled her travails when the Bollywood actor was behind bars.

    Bollywood Entertainment News | India

  • Lest we be too hard on Bush, it’s useful to recall the travails of the nation’s two most successful commanders in chief, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Max Boot on Wars, Presidents, and Errors:

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