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a.1.Producing or involving much toil; laborious; toilsome; as, toilful care.
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7: And, they say, Hesiod is sufficient to prove that the word PONEROS (bad) has the same sense as `laborious' or `ill-fated'; for in the "Great Eoiae" he represents Alcmene as saying to Heracles: `My son, truly Zeus your father begot you to be the most toilful as the most excellent.
During their slow, toilful walks she appeared to be dragging with her for a penance the burden of that infirm bulk.
The toilful procedure of self-reflection is necessary in order not to wrongly determine the values and the social myths which are to be served by the budgetary expenditures (Moynihan 2004).