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pain sb. (1 chiefly in phr. “on pain of,” also “in pain of” 2H6 III. ii. 257; 2 the pl. in this sense is freq.; “for thy pains” Wiv. III. iv. 104 has not its mod. ironical sense)
1. punishment, penalty Meas. II. iv. 86 “his offence is so, as it appears Accountant to the law upon that pain.”
2. trouble, labour, effort to accomplish something MND. V. i. 80, R3 IV. iv. 304, Lr. III. i. 53.
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