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travailing

See definition of travailing on Dictionary.com
  • as inlabor
  • as inmoil
  • as indrudge
  • as inessay
  • as infight
  • as inflounder

synonyms for travailing

  • strive
  • sweat
  • tend
  • toil
  • cultivate
  • drive
  • drudge
  • endeavor
  • grind away
  • plod
  • strain
  • struggle
  • travail
  • exert oneself
  • plug away
  • pour it on
  • work oneself to the bone
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antonyms for travailing

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  • ignore
  • neglect
  • be lazy
  • idle
  • laze
  • rest
  • relax
  • forget
  • idle
  • laze
  • neglect
  • relax
  • rest
  • pass
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How to use travailing in a sentence

O to be doing some little towards the regeneration of this groaning, travailing creation!
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
They know themselves re-born in soul, and are dimly aware that the world is travailing toward new birth with them.
CARRY ONCONINGSBY DAWSON
To relax the intense nerve or deaden the travailing brain would have been painful and grievous to him.
WILLIAM BLAKEALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
I had believed too in a Republican France, which is yet only in the womb of time, to be born after many pangs and sore travailing.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE DEVILCHARLES BRADLAUGH
On the contrary, the travailing woman should be honoured for her peril, and counted holy as Nature suggests.
THE CONFLICT OF RELIGIONS IN THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRET. R. GLOVER
The voice of the travailing earth played on her strung nerves as if they had been banjo-strings.
THE FURNACEROSE MACAULAY
He was lavish of hospitality and gave to all who asked such pity and sympathy as only a tried and travailing spirit could feel.
THE DIXIE BOOK OF DAYSMATTHEW PAGE ANDREWS
And she being with child, cried travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
BIBLICAL EXTRACTSROBERT COOPER
Towards this resurrection all creation is groaning and travailing.
THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHNFREDERICK DENISON MAURICE
There is a pause in the hurry, in the sorrow, of this travailing world; there is a hush.
THE NEAR EASTROBERT HICHENS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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