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Definition of "pains" []

  • Care, trouble, or effort (esp in the phrases take pains, be at pains to)
  • Painful sensations experienced during contractions in childbirth; labour pains
  • Plural form of pain. (noun)

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  • Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pain. (verb)

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Use "pains" in a sentence
  • ""Short-term pains from fiscal austerity will be long-term gains for the dollar and the economy," said Mr. MacQueen."
  • "The part where you mention birthing pains is way, way lighter than say the section where on this same post you start with E-visit etc. and the rest it is nice and legibly darker."
  • "The third time I stop half-way with shin pains, hobble home, and put my running shoes away for another six months."