Usage examples for toil

  1. If this talk were true, I, for one, should not greatly care to toil in the service of natural knowledge. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. And toil brought its unexpected and exceeding great reward. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  3. Do you think I don't know why you toil late and early this year, and never spend a cent on anything that is not for my pleasure? – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. An' I went to work at heavy toil, sor, as became a poor man. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  5. These hands shall toil for his support! – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  6. Much toil had been involved in these achievements. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  7. We did so, and were amply repaid for all our toil. – Scenes in Switzerland by American Tract Society
  8. I knew the occupants of these tents; with some I had shared danger, with others toil. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. There was nothing commonplace, nothing associated with toil or worry in his memory of her. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  10. The hands of his wife were hardened with toil, and she was old before her time; but she was dear to him. – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles
  11. Thou art but a lad, to go forth alone after a day of toil." – The Potato Child and Others by Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury
  12. After five years of constant toil, he found himself at the same point from which he had started. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Why toil to seek it, if he knows? – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  14. It requires hard, patient toil to dig down beneath the superficial crust of appearance to the solid rock of fact on which truth rests. – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  15. The husband's toil keeps her that sits at home. – Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy by Richard G. Moulton
  16. Indeed, much of the racket had died down, showing that the actors themselves were looking for it, and did not want to do anything to smother the welcome sound that would mean their release from further toil and turmoil, for the moment, at least. – The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players by Robert Shaler
  17. He ate and drank, and, when he had done so, it seemed to him as if he might now venture to rest from his long, weary toil, and lo! – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller
  18. If there is no such equal progress in other nations, then the industrial gain sought for the working classes of this country by a shorter day cannot be obtained, though any special class or classes of workers may be relieved of excessive toil at the expense of the community as a whole. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  19. Surrey saw, as he came and sat beside him, that for him earthly sorrow and toil were almost ended. – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  20. I have no need and no desire for more money than I can earn by daily toil. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss