verb (used without object)
Origin of travail
Examples from the Web for travail
I am pregnant, and so near my time, that I already feel the pangs of travail.The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes|Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
A little later he compares the state of the creature to a woman in travail, saying it cries out in its anguish.Epistle Sermons, Vol. III|Martin Luther
The consciousness, however, of a world in travail was always with her.Eve to the Rescue|Ethel Hueston
This was the drag or travail (tra-vay), a cart without wheels (Fig. 3).Stories of Useful Inventions|Samuel Eagle Foreman
In every age, the thought, born of pain, has been reproduced with travail.