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Definition of Toil

Toil

  1. A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural.
  2. To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work.
  3. To weary; to overlabor.
  4. To labor; to work; -- often with out.
  5. Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body.

Toil Quotations

One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Victor Hugo

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
John Ruskin

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill

Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
Herman Melville

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
Henry David Thoreau
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Toil Translations

toil in Latin is molior, operor, labor laboris, laboro
toil in Spanish is afanar
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