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Princeton's WordNet

  1. striving, nisus, pains, strainnoun

    an effortful attempt to attain a goal


  1. painsnoun

    (used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.

  2. painsnoun

    Plural form of pain.


  1. pains

    Pan-assay interference compounds (PAINS) are chemical compounds that often give false positive results in high-throughput screens. PAINS tend to react nonspecifically with numerous biological targets rather than specifically affecting one desired target. A number of disruptive functional groups are shared by many PAINS.While a number of filters have been proposed and are used in virtual screening and computer-aided drug design, the accuracy of filters with regard to compounds they flag and don't flag has been criticized.Common PAINS include toxoflavin, isothiazolones, hydroxyphenyl hydrazones, curcumin, phenol-sulfonamides, rhodanines, enones, quinones, and catechols.


  1. pains

    Pains generally refer to physical discomfort or suffering caused by an injury, illness, or emotional distress. It can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) and can range from mild to severe. Additionally, "pains" can also refer to great care or trouble taken to accomplish something, as in "he took pains to ensure everyone was satisfied."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Painsnoun

    labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pains in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pains in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pains in a Sentence

  1. Jang Seung-Jin:

    Gwangju is truly a huge pain in our country’s modern history. Chun and Roh were the only two people who could have brought a historic closure to such pains.

  2. George Kinoti:

    He's the first DPP I can say who is a polished field officer ... He knows the pains we undergo in the field, he's so humble ... It has won all my officers.

  3. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera:

    It deeply pains our government to announce -- because this is painful for Chile -- that we will not hold the APEC summit, which was scheduled to take place in November, or the COP25 summit, scheduled to take place in December.

  4. Joseph Spak:

    We believe that Tesla is essentially learning how to become a manufacturing company on the fly, while we don't have meaningful reason to doubt that Tesla can eventually achieve its targets, doing so in a timely manner without some growing pains could prove challenging.

  5. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.

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