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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of belabour.

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Examples

  • "belaboured" Froude, with all the violence of which he was capable, in The Contemporary Review.

    The Life of Froude

  • Where x is directly proportional to the reasonableness of a listener and N represents a number of points of evidence required to convince that listener satisfyingly, N - x represents a lower threshold beneath which the explanation is deemed insufficient while N + x represents a higher threshold above which the explanation is deemed belaboured.

    Arguing With Geeks 1

  • Appropriate Pacing: Pace your story so points are neither belaboured or rushed.

    5 Reasons Your Story Stinks (and How to Air It Out) | Write to Done

  • Any joke gets pretty thin when belaboured and you guys are definitely overdoing it.

    Quick crossword No 12,691

  • Loaded pauses and … belaboured accentuation as the automotive irritants vroom through another joke … about driveshafts.

    Top Gear, New Tricks, Lewis … the television shows that won't die

  • Mind you, if Wright were to injure a fingernail in a sad Subbuteo accident, then the ICC might just have to act.2nd over: England 8-2 Trott 3, Bell 0 So we don't get to see Steyn v Pietersen, which was one of the highlights of the World Twenty20, when Pietersen belaboured 23 from 8 balls.

    England v South Africa - live! | Rob Smyth

  • Where x is directly proportional to the reasonableness of a listener and N represents a number of points of evidence required to convince that listener satisfyingly, N - x represents a lower threshold beneath which the explanation is deemed insufficient while N + x represents a higher threshold above which the explanation is deemed belaboured.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • She'd no notion of leisurely love-making, either; thirty seconds of gentle dalliance and she started behaving like the Empress Theodora run amok, with poor old Flashy fighting for his life, belaboured by balloons of black jelly.

    THE NUMBERS

  • But as I lay the book down, it made me think about one of the much belaboured tropes of literary writing - that the author so often feels obliged not to be straightforward, but to hide the truth of the tale in a welter of words that have to be decoded.

    The literary trope

  • A strong desire had Quentin to have belaboured him while the staff of his lance could hold together, but he put a restraint on his passion, recollecting that a brawl with such a character could be creditable at no time or place, and that a quarrel of any kind, on the present occasion, would be a breach of duty, and might involve the most perilous consequences.

    Quentin Durward

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