How to use At-pains in a sentence

at-pains
  • The ancient historians, who together cover this period, are strangely indifferent to the importance of the Jews, upon which Josephus is at pains to insist.

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  • From his writings we derive the impression of an amiable personality, who is honestly at pains to arrive at an understanding with his opponents.

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  • It was practically identical with that set forth by Browne in 1582, though they were at pains to deny personal connexion with him whom they now regarded as an apostate.

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  • In this he contends that only the Epistles to the Galatians, Corinthians and Romans are genuinely Pauline, and that the Paul of Acts is a different person from the Paul of these genuine Epistles, the author being a Paulinist who, with an eye to the different parties in the Church, is at pains to represent Peter as far as possible as a Paulinist and Paul as far as possible as a Petrinist.

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  • Ibrahim pressed on with characteristic rapidity, his rapid advance being favoured by the friendly attitude of the various sections of the Syrian population, whom he had been at pains to conciliate.

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  • They were at pains to insist upon purity of heart and life as an indispensable condition for success in prophesying and to enlist piety in the service of morality.

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  • As a statesman, he is at pains to avoid offending those politic Christian senators over whom pride in their country had at least as great power as attachment to their new religion.

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  • Host Jon Stewart's monolog was gently satirical without ever straying into controversy, while the various winners seemed at pains to behave themselves.

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  • But they were at pains to provide a purely natural explanation for the event, thus undercutting step two.

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  • To sovereigns whose nerves had been shattered by the vicissitudes of the revolutionary epoch these symptoms were in the highest degree alarming; and Metternich was at pains to exaggerate their significance.

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  • Host Jon Stewart 's monolog was gently satirical without ever straying into controversy, while the various winners seemed at pains to behave themselves.

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  • Characteristically, he was at pains in court to stress his sympathy for the bomb victims.

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