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- (literary) A painful grief or suffering.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii]:
- But for all this thou shalt have as many dolours for thy daughters as thou canst tell in a year.
painful grief or suffering
- Late Anglo-Norman spelling of
- qi purroit penser ou ymaginer la dolour et les peynes qe vous, ma douz Dame, endurastes.
- Who could think of or imagine the pain and the suffering that you, my dear lady, have endured.