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 '19 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. – Tetsujin Jun 18 '19 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 Wizard is Ear For You Jun 18 '19 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. – Tetsujin Jun 18 '19 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 '19 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 '19 at 8:07
  • @F1Krazy was it on the same day? I need to watch the movie again. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Jun 18 '19 at 8:08
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    IIRC, Infinity War more or less takes place entirely in one day. – F1Krazy Jun 18 '19 at 8:10
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    Infinity war that lasts a single day... kinda ironic. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Jun 18 '19 at 8:12
  • @ShadowWizard He arrives at Titan right after that. – A J Jun 18 '19 at 8:17

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