Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being arduous; difficulty of execution or performance.
- n. The state of being arduous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being arduous; difficulty of execution.
- n. extreme effortfulness
“But presumption fails to honor this distinction, and therefore "fails to accept the reality of the futurity and 'arduousness' that characterize" our journey in and toward O.”
“Even Charles Dickens, God love him, has a writing style that seems dated and can inspire more arduousness than avidness.”
“I visited them that April during lambing, and was so taken with the magnitude of their life -- at once its allure and its arduousness -- that we ended up working with them, their friends, and their Irish-American hired hands intensively over the coming years.”
“Yet that evidence has broken down, due in part to the shuffling of legislative priorities — but also, perhaps, a symptom of the arduousness of long-term thinking required to craft the future of America's energy landscape, and the earth.”
“Jewish Depression is that inherited awareness of the arduousness of knowing God, the arduousness of knowing anything, an acute awareness of the struggle to know, the struggle against not knowing; and it is that enduring sense of displacement, yearning for and not securely possessing a home.”
“Your chest clutched with it, and you imagined the couple collapsing in a heap when they got home, exhausted by the arduousness of the day.”
“Cicero and Clodius exchanged a few pleasantries about Further Gaul and the arduousness of the journey across the Alps, and then Cicero said, “Now tell me, Clodius, is it true that your chief, Murena, is going to seek the consulship?””
“I think the arduousness of the journey added to the sweet release I always used to feel when that ferry first floated free from the dock.”
“Leaders of the whole country must deeply understand the arduousness, complexity and long-term nature of the struggle, he said in remarks carried online by the China Tibet News.”
“He closed the fall with a GPA of 3.6, and speaking frankly to his long time friend Bradley Wolfe on a chair-lift on such a crisp morning, he explained that it wasn't arduousness that prevented him from a "perfect four," but a lack of time.”
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