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  • adjective Not laboured.


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  • Her hair is a real and unlaboured ornament to her.

    Sir Charles Grandison 2006

  • That Piece of Ground lay for some Years unlaboured; and trenching it, the Gardner found them, which affrighted him the

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes 2005

  • Under the olive and fig trees, they plant corn and vines, so that there is not an inch of ground unlaboured: but here are no open fields, meadows, or cattle to be seen.

    Travels through France and Italy 2004

  • The debilitating effect of unlaboured-for wealth lies, then, not in the nature of any material adjunct to life in itself, but in the power it may possess of robbing the individual of all incentive to exertion, thus destroying the intellectual, the physical, and finally, the moral fibre.

    Woman and Labour 2003

  • So that it would appear that there is in Rubens 'style of colouring an original incompleteness, destructive in part of the naturalness he would aim at; it is a mannerism, very tolerable in such light works as those lucid and charming pictures by Teniers where all is light and unlaboured; but becoming a weakness where the other labour and the subject are important.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847. Various

  • But when easy writings fall into the hands of an ordinary reader, they appear to him so natural and unlaboured, that he immediately resolves to write, and fancies that all he has to do is to take no pains.

    Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • The description of the first meeting of Laura and Petrarch is perhaps the best, because the most simple and unlaboured part of his works.

    Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808 Lt-Col. Pinkney

  • In the latter Benavente is an enchanting master because of his unlaboured wit and comic verve, his radiant good nature, and his grace, which combines all these qualities.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1922 - Presentation Speech 1922

  • Then (in Roger's vision) he could see the garlanded bibliopole turning to the expectant audience, giving his trailing gown a deft rearward kick as the ladies do on the stage, and uttering, without hesitation or embarrassment, with due interpolation of graceful pleasantry, that learned and unlaboured discourse on the delights of bookishness that he had often dreamed of.

    The Haunted Bookshop 1918

  • 'Ease and simplicity, an even flow of unlaboured diction, and an artless arrangement of obvious sentiments' is the ideal to be striven for.

    Yet Again Max Beerbohm 1914


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