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synonyms for travail

  • agony
  • anguish
  • tribulation
  • woe
  • childbirth
  • distress
  • drudgery
  • effort
  • exertion
  • labor
  • pains
  • pangs
  • parturition
  • stress
  • suffering
  • toil
  • work
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antonyms for travail

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  • comfort
  • happiness
  • joy
  • peace
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • health
  • idleness
  • laziness
  • pastime
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How to use travail in a sentence

Nothing symbolizes cryptocurrency’s troubles with regulators as well as the travails of Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CRYPTO EXCHANGE IS RUNNING INTO TROUBLE EVERYWHERESAMANTH SUBRAMANIANJUNE 28, 2021QUARTZ
That the show is able to weave these disparate story lines together as convincingly as it does is a testament to Matafeo’s irresistible invitation to empathize with the bittersweet travails of her character without a hint of self-pity.
ROM-COM ‘STARSTRUCK’ AND COMING-OF-AGE COMEDY ‘WE ARE LADY PARTS’ ARE THIS MONTH’S HIDDEN TV GEMSINKOO KANGJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Voth worked a perfect ninth one game after closer Brad Hand blew his second save in three appearances and took his second loss over that span, prompting Martinez to issue unequivocal support for his bullpen despite recent travails.
A TEAM MEETING, PATRICK CORBIN’S STRONG START AND JOSH BELL’S BLAST LIFT NATS OVER PHILLIESGENE WANGMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Over the following weeks, the host used his perch on “Cuomo Prime Time” to deliver the headlines about the coronavirus, as well as to narrate his own travails with the disease.
CNN’S CHRIS CUOMO GOT SPECIAL TREATMENT FROM NEW YORK, CONFIRMING WORST SUSPICIONS ABOUT MEDIA ELITESERIK WEMPLEMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The sport, of course, has endured Woods’s sustained absences — first following leg surgery, then after his personal travails that led to his divorce, then with his back issues.
GOLF FACES A FUTURE WITHOUT ITS IRREPLACEABLE FACEBARRY SVRLUGAFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Forty is a biblical number, used as shorthand for a long period of isolation and travail.
FOR THIS ARTIST AND HIS GIRLFRIEND, LIFE IN LOCKDOWN BECAME A CREATIVE OPPORTUNITYMARK JENKINSNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Aided by his front office’s consistently fruitful drafts, Tomlin has shepherded the Steelers through recent travails.
AFTER THEIR FOUNDATION APPEARED SHAKEN, THE STEELERS EMERGED AS ONE OF THE NFL’S BESTADAM KILGOREOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He sat glum and thoughtful, his mind in unproductive travail, until the captain was announced.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
How terrible that perpetual recommencement, that ocean bed, those Danaïdes-like clouds, all that travail and weariness for no end!
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
From the laborious travail of his brain issued at length an odd mass of arabesques with which the walls were somehow covered.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE, VOLUME 11, NO. 24, MARCH, 1873VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO TRAVAIL

  • bother
  • confusion
  • excitement
  • flurry
  • hubbub
  • to-do
  • travail
  • trouble
  • turmoil
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