pains

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  • (file)

Noun[edit]

pains

  1. plural form of pain
  2. (used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. [] Next day she [] tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. Then, thwarted, the wretched creature went to the police for help; she was versed in the law, and had perhaps spared no pains to keep on good terms with the local constabulary.

Verb[edit]

pains

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of pain

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pains m pl

  1. plural form of pain

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