from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cause to labor excessively; to overwork.
  • transitive v. To labor upon excessively; to refine unduly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To harass with toil.
  • To execute with too much care.


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  • Conservatives are, not to overlabor the obvious, marginalized in the cultural elite, even though they are powerful in the political elite.

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