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Definition of "labor-pains" [labor-pains]

  • The pains of childbirth.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "labor-pains" in a sentence
  • "After all their labor-pains, their ministerial mountain had brought forth only a mouse — and a still-born one at that."
  • "In the village to which the horse was sent back, there was a woman who, for several days, was suffering cruelly from labor-pains, without being able to be delivered, so that no human hope remained of saving her life."
  • "And it is just this unnatural and abnormal fear of labor-pains -- this unwomanly dread of the slightest degree of physical suffering -- that has indirectly led up to so much discussion regarding the employment of "twilight sleep" and other forms of obstetric anesthesia."