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  • adverb rare Alternative form of painstakingly.


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  • But much of the human being that Sami grew into emerged from the society the prisoners had painstakenly created, with its emphasis on reading, discussion, reflection, democracy, solidarity, and equality.

    Jen Marlowe: From An Israeli Prison to Tahrir Square: One Palestinian's Odyssey in a Middle East Ablaze Jen Marlowe 2011

  • Fish Story - I am calling this the anti-Synecdoche New York mostly only because of its message of where something that might not seem to have any importance can save the world while Synecdoche painstakenly tells us that nothing at all matters while “none of them would be extras in their own lives.”

    Top 10 Movies of 2009 » Scene-Stealers 2009

  • However, I painstakenly looked back at all my old records especially credit card statements most available on-line and found a car rental that had not been posted to my AA account.

    Mouse Print»Blog Archive » American Airlines AAdvantage: Miles to Expire in 18 Months 2007

  • "We have painstakenly respected the original architectural integrity of the circa 1891 chapel building and when the project is complete the building will appear in all it's glory with all the mechanical needs to power and manage a restaurant totally out of view," Kelly said adding, all while being green as possible. Projo Local News 2010

  • They are lovely and painstakenly done and really are art pieces.

    Blisstree 2009

  • He and Sodomsky said the agreement for the sentencing was painstakenly negotiated.

    Berks county news 2009

  • He and Sodomsky said the agreement for the sentencing was painstakenly negotiated.

    Berks county news 2009

  • Renowned artist Garry Smith has painstakenly delivered the PBY's liveries.

    Press Release 2009

  • PolitFact (St. Petersburg Times) column, assuming you haven't already done so - you'll learn they have painstakenly figured out the whole farce after much investigative journalism, thanks to a huge Hat Tip to WND who has been a frontrunner in the "Birther" issue this whole time.

    The Gun Toting Liberal The GTL™ 2009


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