Definitions

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  • adv. With labour; strenuously.

Etymologies

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labouring +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As our breath returned to us, slowly and labouringly did she rise, heavy and waterlogged; how unlike the buoyant creature she had been a few moments before.

    Yr Ynys Unyg The Lonely Island

  • But in a moment she turned beside him and began the ascent, slowly, labouringly, as if every step gave her pain.

    Greatheart

  • I heard him, more master of himself, say labouringly, "Down at the bridge near A Battery ....

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • "I have, though with hesitation, permitted Amy to tell you the cheering words, by which our beloved patient confirms my belief that reason is coming back to her, -- slowly, labouringly, but if she survive, for permanent restoration.

    A Strange Story — Volume 08

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