(2 Cor. 6:5), lit. "sleeplessnesses," the result of "manual labour, teaching, travelling, meditating, praying, cares, and the like" (Meyer's Com.).
I tell you this is no easy matter; if it were, what need of all those prayers, sighs, watchings?
Weary were the watchings for the rise of the commander of the gallant ship.
The fatigues I had, and watchings with my daughter, threw me into a violent sickness attended with exquisite pain.
Even the child began to look elderly, and worn as with fastings and with watchings.
But his studies began to tell upon his health, and brought on disease in his eyes through his long night watchings with his books.
Sarah longed to stop it, and yet it was a companion in her watchings.
I hope that on some occasion the morphia may be of great comfort to him should his night watchings return.
Meanwhile Mr. Teaser's labours increased considerably, what with the constant lettings and leavings and watchings for "slopings."
Her morning sleeps are not able to repair her midnight watchings.
Then said Ethelwulf; "Choose now one who shall have charge under you of the watchings and beacons on your shore."