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task

noun A job, duty or act.

verb To perform a job, duty or act.
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No man living had a harder task, and a task that called for more wisdom to do it right.
Just trust in me, and before the sun sets again you shall hear that your task is done.
These lines are from the second book of The Task called The Timepiece.
If I were alone, would he not at times force his abhorred presence on me to remind me of my task or to contemplate its progress?
Countess," he said, "it has been our pleasure to make of your task so far as possible a holiday.
Would you like to do this work for the general good, and to love the task set you, as he does, and nothing else?
We worked long and hard ere they were won, and you can win one of those, if you will do the task we give you.
But there remains a greater task, to find out the author of all this or sorrow and to stamp him out.
As there were no settled hours for study and play, I resolved to give my pupils a certain task, which, with moderate attention, they could perform in a short time; and till this was done, however weary I was, or however perverse they might be, nothing short of parental interference should induce me to suffer them to leave the schoolroom, even if I should sit with my chair against the door to keep them in.
The monk answered not, save by a grave inclination of the head, and the sisters pursued their task in silence.
Yet, though the copy is wanted in haste, the original is so carelessly written that I hardly know how to set about my task.
Chairman, before we bend to our noble task of purifying politics, in the interest of good government I wish to say a word of the untoward events of last evening.