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Definition of "travails" []

  • Plural form of travail. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of travail. (verb)

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Use "travails" in a sentence
  • "The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy sipped a Socialtini as he recalled the travails of the past year: grocery shopping without his neighborhood Safeway."
  • "The right-wing policy intellectual Abigail Thernstrom, watching the speech while waiting to say a fond farewell to Bush at Andrews Air Force Base, thought it a good sign that Obama recalled the travails of European immigrants but made no mention of the forced immigration of slaves; I disagree."
  • "During the race, Kilpatrick expressed concern for her son, but said his travails were a separate issue from her primary fight."