Like many New Yorkers toiling away in day jobs, Reeger has a secret second life.
So, after toiling away for two decades, Elba has finally crossed over from critically acclaimed actor to bona fide tabloid fodder.
While the aspiring designers were toiling, in a neighboring conference room 49 girls were gathered for Modeling Camp NYC.
Since I was toiling away at the time as a gossip columnist for The Washington Post, I immediately called him back.
But instead, Sorkin–then toiling on The Social Network for Sony–was hired to take a pass at the script.
The husbandmen were ambushed and unexpectedly attacked while toiling in the field.
The brave man went on toiling and learning through suffering.
After toiling in this city for a number of years he taught at St. Albans.
She had been toiling through the lanes after Willie and his papa.
Wendy, toiling away at her punishment task and grumbling at its difficulty, was not at all a cheerful companion.
"hard work," c.1300, "turmoil, contention, dispute," from Anglo-French toil (13c.), from toiler "agitate, stir up, entangle," from Old French toeillier "drag about, make dirty" (12c.), usually said to be from Latin tudiculare "crush with a small hammer," from tudicula "mill for crushing olives, instrument for crushing," from root of tundere "to pound" (see obtuse). Sense of "hard work, labor" (1590s) is from the related verb (see toil (v.)).
"net, snare," 1520s, from Middle French toile "hunting net, cloth, web" (cf. toile d'araignée "cobweb"), from Old French teile, from Latin tela "web, woven stuff," related to texere "to weave" (see texture). Now used largely in plural (caught in the toils of the law).
c.1300, toilen, "pull at, tug;" late 14c. as "struggle, work, labor," from Anglo-French tuailler, Old French toellier (see toil (n.1)). Related: Toiled; toiling.