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Definition of 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

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
Emily Dickinson

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Grover Cleveland

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Winston Churchill

You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.
John Wesley Powell

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

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