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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of belabour.

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Examples

  • I do not think he belabours the point by any means, but I think that it is good for anyone but his campaign if this ends up being the fact.

    The View From McCain’s Political Director - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • This can be interpreted several ways, but I'm going to assume (given the style and diction) he means this: "obviously the Joker is a sadistic psychopath in clown make-up -- and Nolan sure isn't about to argue -- but this isn't enough for the (co-)writer-director, who belabours the character's allegorical significance so heavily that he ultimately drains him of something essential."

    On Violence and Restraint in The Dark Knight

  • It doesn't help that the contents page is in random order as the chapters appear to be at least so far - and the author belabours jokes a bit too pedantically.

    September 10th, 2007

  • O'Brian never belabours his effects, never nudges you to make sure you notice: he can kill off a sympathetic character we've known for ten novels in a single sentence and let you make what you will of it and in this situation, if the author has to tell you how to react, either he or you is doing something badly wrong.

    :Acquired Taste

  • O'Brian never belabours his effects, never nudges you to make sure you notice: he can kill off a sympathetic character we've known for ten novels in a single sentence and let you make what you will of it and in this situation, if the author has to tell you how to react, either he or you is doing something badly wrong.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • This grinning man belabours the patient violently with the horse-brush.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • For each bothy ballad that belabours the farmers there is a sylvan ballad or three on the joys of country life.

    We'll ne'er forget the people

  • The Comedian cannot pay heed to such fine distinctions, but belabours the whole tribe with indiscriminate raillery and scurrility.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1

  • _ "" Little instructions shall you have though great store of doctrines and many uses to small purpose; he putts much zeale into his booke, and belabours his tongue exceedingly.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • Philistine messiahs, the roaring of which still belabours the ear.

    A Book of Prefaces

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