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  • adv. With great expenditure of effort, in a manner requiring much labor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a laborious manner; with labor, toil, or difficulty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a laborious manner


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laborious +‎ -ly


  • The assumption of impartiality was certainly relied upon by no less than the vacuous Shane Richmond who, in laboriously explaining to us how he chose a photograph of the Qana incident to illustrate the Daily Hezbolagraph website, showed us the picture on the right.

    Lights, Camera, Action!

  • Several weeks later Priscilla was engaged in laboriously turning the minutes of the last meeting into grammatical German, and as she closed the dictionary and grammar with a sigh of relief, she remarked to Patty: Do you know, it 's very queer about that Kate Ferris.

    When Patty Went to College

  • " He said her name laboriously, as if he were coaxing a lone low note from his saxophone bell.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • He says the board meets "laboriously" with the SEC over the PCAOB budget, rules, and disciplinary actions.

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  • He says the board meets "laboriously" with the SEC over the PCAOB budget, rules and disciplinary actions.

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  • He paused impotently, cast an appealing glance at Malemute Kid, then laboriously placed the twenty pines, end on end, by sign language.

    The White Silence

  • In a primary scene, a menial Speed wittily (and laboriously) explains to his fervent nonetheless lifeless master Valentinus which a pleasing Silvia avoids essay adore letters to Val which competence embarrass her if they were discovered; nonetheless she returns Val's adore letters to her to a fervent lover, saying they have been for him.

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  • The institutions of economic freedom, which we are today so laboriously working to create in the aftermath of fifty years of cultural and institutional destruction caused by Marxism and socialism, could have been developed from the colonial institutions re-structured by indigenous leaders if schooled in classical liberal principles.

    On Milton Friedman, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Remember when people used to watch movies on VHS, where a third of the picture would be cropped off and you had to laboriously fastforward and rewind to watch something twice?

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: Johnny Carson Outshines His Boxed Set

  • I took to laboriously straightening my curly Latino hair and begged my parents for a nose job that I never got.

    Marie Elena Martinez: Reflecting on Hispanic Heritage Through the Lens of Travel


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