Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made with great labor and diligence.
  • Apt to labor or to pitch and roll, as a ship in a heavy sea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Made with, or requiring, great labor, pains, or diligence.
  • adjective (Naut.) Likely or inclined to roll or pitch, as a ship in a heavy sea; having a tendency to labor.

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  • adjective Alternative form of laboursome.

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Examples

  • I myself remember my grossly overweight days in the mid 90's, when climbing a modest hill was laborsome.

    Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright...

  • When Monroe was alive, living was little more laborsome than drawing on bank accounts, abstract and distant.

    Cold Mountain

  • When Monroe was alive, living was little more laborsome than drawing on bank accounts, abstract and distant.

    Cold Mountain

  • Helen could barely get her breath and she panted as if she had just climbed a laborsome hill.

    The Man of the Forest

  • Then it slowed on a level, and again it halted for a few moments, and once more in motion it began a laborsome climb.

    The Man of the Forest

  • There were tangled thickets of wild plum-trees and other thorny growths that made passage extremely laborsome.

    Riders of the Purple Sage

  • The ride there was laborsome and it took time, but Neale scarcely noted either fact.

    The U. P. Trail

  • It was laborsome to trudge up and down in soft snow.

    The U. P. Trail

  • Helen could barely get her breath and she panted as if she had just climbed a laborsome hill.

    The Man of the Forest

  • Then it slowed on a level, and again it halted for a few moments, and once more in motion it began a laborsome climb.

    The Man of the Forest

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