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  • verb Present participle of belabour.


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  • He had some skill in the correction of misprints, and would have been better employed in revising proof - sheets for Froude than in "belabouring" him.

    The Life of Froude

  • The hormone imbalances make them prone to lashing out … as well as belabouring points made by others.

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  • But, then, one damned thing leads to another: in this case, an even limper Times leader berating BBC Radio Lincolnshire and some 70 other blameless, bemused stations or channels as engines of "domination" of poor little Sky – plus a matching Sun tirade from Kelvin MacKenzie belabouring the "duds" who lack Rupert's spunk.

    Wapping's bulls should pull in their horns in row over BSkyB takeover

  • “Never mind being a scholard,” says my favourite horticulturalist, belabouring him with a broom, “get out and sweep up they leaves.”

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  • You always make me laugh with your ridiculous arguments belabouring a tired point.

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  • A fellow dived on him, grabbing his wrist, the squawking woman was belabouring me with her gamp, Joe was hurling his attacker aside ... but by that time I was going through the dining section like Springheeled Jack, sending a table flying as I plunged through the kitchen door.


  • The young man changed over to belabouring the door with his boots.


  • A group of mutineers walking round the barracks, belabouring one of our native cooks who was limping along under a great load of pans.


  • Thou wendest forth at the call to dawn prayer and thou returnest not till sundown; and through the livelong day thou endurest all manner hardships; to wit, beating and belabouring and bad language.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Thereupon all fell on him and beat him; 652 and when tired of belabouring him they shouted, O ye Moslems!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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