Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made with great labor and diligence.
- Apt to labor or to pitch and roll, as a ship in a heavy sea.
- adj. Alternative form of laboursome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Made with, or requiring, great labor, pains, or diligence.
- adj. (Naut.) Likely or inclined to roll or pitch, as a ship in a heavy sea; having a tendency to labor.
“I myself remember my grossly overweight days in the mid 90's, when climbing a modest hill was laborsome.”
“When Monroe was alive, living was little more laborsome than drawing on bank accounts, abstract and distant.”
“Helen could barely get her breath and she panted as if she had just climbed a laborsome hill.”
“Then it slowed on a level, and again it halted for a few moments, and once more in motion it began a laborsome climb.”
“There were tangled thickets of wild plum-trees and other thorny growths that made passage extremely laborsome.”
“The ride there was laborsome and it took time, but Neale scarcely noted either fact.”
“It was laborsome to trudge up and down in soft snow.”
“My calling may be laborsome to both myself and this faithful beast, but then a day of settling is at hand, that will reward me for all my outgoings and incomings," said Birch, putting his foot in the stirrup, and preparing to mount.”
“With players moving constantly, it gets laborsome.”
“I've changed the tools that I use to draw as well, there's just so much that you learn by actually attempting something this intense and laborsome that you'll just never learn from a book, and I really need to pick a professional's brain someday to polish myself even more.”
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