Definition of Painstakings
1. painstaking [n] - See also: painstaking
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Literary usage of Painstakings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Graham's Magazine by Graham, George R, Edgar Allan Poe, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1848)
"I '11 wish her all the bad luck in the world, for it 's hot wather she Ml kape us in all the time with her painstakings." Not in a very pleasant frame of ..."
2. Criticism on Contemporary Thought and Thinkers by Richard Holt Hutton (1894)
"... in industry, quite indefatigable in small painstakings, whenever he thought that the task to which he had devoted himself was worthy of him. ..."
3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1872)
"... I cannot but testify and bow down to the truth, that, in spite of all the efforts of the medical staff, and the painstakings of kind- hearted ladies, ..."
4. Lake Ngami, Or, Explorations and Discoveries During Four Years' Wanderings by Charles John Andersson, John Charles Frémont (1857)
"... and painstakings, however, were in vain. Jonker was inexorable. He flatly told him there was no occasion for missionaries, since they themselves were ..."