What does Thanos mean when he says "This day extracts a heavy toll" upon meeting Doctor Strange on Titan in Avengers: Infinity War? I used Google Translate and it didn't really mean anything in my language.

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    Hi! This is really a language question, not specific to the movie, but it will also be closed on ELL. Have you checked a dictionary for the definitions of "extract" and "toll"? – M.A.R. Jun 18 at 7:52
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is an English language comprehension question. – disassociated Jun 18 at 8:13
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    @Tetsujin not sure it's off topic, it's more focused on the context, not pure meaning. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 18 at 8:15
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    I'm not seeing it as anything other than 'I don't understand what this sentence means'. It's antiquated English, but it's still perfectly comprehensible English to a native. That makes it nothing more than a comprehension question in my mind. – disassociated Jun 18 at 8:17
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    How is this a language question. The OP is asking to explain the dialogue. He is a non-native english speaker who did some research whether the dialogue has some obvious meaning. It is still valid question here. The OP may have forgotten that Maw was an important ally to Thanos & hence say the line. – KharoBangdo Jun 18 at 9:37

It was said as part of a sentence:

Thanos: I take it that Maw is dead? This day extracts a heavy toll.

Also, shortly before that scene, Thanos

Has to sacrifice Gamora to get the Soul stone

So the toll is losing people he trusted and cared about a lot.

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    And don't forget that shortly before this scene, he'd had to kill a certain other someone who was close to him. – F1Krazy Jun 18 at 8:07
  • @F1Krazy was it on the same day? I need to watch the movie again. :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 18 at 8:08
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    IIRC, Infinity War more or less takes place entirely in one day. – F1Krazy Jun 18 at 8:10
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    Infinity war that lasts a single day... kinda ironic. :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard Jun 18 at 8:12
  • @ShadowWizard He arrives at Titan right after that. – A J Jun 18 at 8:17

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