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travail
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
a difficult experience — especially one involving hard work or pain
  • Merely a concrete test of the underlying principles of the great republic is the Negro Problem, and the spiritual striving of the freedmen's sons is the travail of souls whose burden is almost beyond the measure of their strength, but who bear it in the name of an historic race, in the name of this the land of their fathers' fathers, and in the name of human opportunity.
    Chapter 1 (98% in)

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