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used in The Poisonwood Bible

2 uses
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a difficult experience — especially one involving hard work or pain
  • They couldn't understand that the sort of meal they took for granted, a thirty-minute production in the land of General Electric, translated here to a lifetime of travail.
    Book 2 — Revelation (8% in)
  • Never again will her life be free of travail and disappointment in her three blind mice.
    Book 5 — Exodus (47% in)

There are no more uses of "travail" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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