verb (used without object)
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Origin of travail
Words nearby travail
Example sentences from the Web for travail
Over the following weeks, the host used his perch on “Cuomo Prime Time” to deliver the headlines about the coronavirus, as well as to narrate his own travails with the disease.
The sport, of course, has endured Woods’s sustained absences — first following leg surgery, then after his personal travails that led to his divorce, then with his back issues.Golf faces a future without its irreplaceable face|Barry Svrluga|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Forty is a biblical number, used as shorthand for a long period of isolation and travail.For this artist and his girlfriend, life in lockdown became a creative opportunity|Mark Jenkins|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Aided by his front office’s consistently fruitful drafts, Tomlin has shepherded the Steelers through recent travails.After their foundation appeared shaken, the Steelers emerged as one of the NFL’s best|Adam Kilgore|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
He sat glum and thoughtful, his mind in unproductive travail, until the captain was announced.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
How terrible that perpetual recommencement, that ocean bed, those Danaïdes-like clouds, all that travail and weariness for no end!Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
From the laborious travail of his brain issued at length an odd mass of arabesques with which the walls were somehow covered.
My nine weary months of arduous travail and half-frantic anticipation were cruelly wasted.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham