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See also: Pains, PAINs, and PAINS

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pains

  1. plural of pain
  2. (used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. [] Next day she [] tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. Then, thwarted, the wretched creature went to the police for help; she was versed in the law, and had perhaps spared no pains to keep on good terms with the local constabulary.

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pains

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pain

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pains m

  1. plural of pain

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