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  • adv. Alternative form of laboriously.


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labourious +‎ -ly


  • This would be apparent by now if my hitherto rock solid iMac hadn't gone 16a at the point of uploading my labouriously compose profile plus, after following all your tips, an inventive avatar.

    Quick crossword No 12,696

  • Beck said ... blogger word verification must LOVE you - if I screw up, I always get the Cyrllic alphabet to labouriously type out.

    Wandering Wednesay

  • The rag-tag "coalition" -- now just down to the handful of professional protesters -- walk in slowly and labouriously, one wearing the standard issue paper mache outfit, disrupting his event, and shouting out a few stunted heckles that, despite days of planning, manage neither to inform nor entertain.

    Ezra Levant: January 2008 Archives

  • It was a best-seller in the underground Samizdat system, where people took it on themselves to copy often labouriously by hand "subversive" or "counter-revolutionary" books to share with other intellectuals and interested parties at the time.

    "It is within the power of writers and artists to do much more: to defeat the lie!"

  • He had some transport, of course, enough to carry perhaps a quarter of the food, and those existing mules and wagons could come back for more, which meant the warehouse needed to be protected while its precious contents were labouriously moved closer to Lisbon.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • He is commanded to forsake the world, that he may live in a sepulcher which he had been labouriously digging for himself through more than a hundred years.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Craftsmen, small merchants, husbandmen, cottars, and hardworking villeins from the villages and manors, they were better off with one of their own kind, aware of their needs and troubles, not stooping to them but climbing labouriously with them, elbow-to-elbow.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • By the time a few of the main highways were again passable, and a few travelers, either foolhardy or having no choice, were labouriously riding them, Brother Conradin had his scaffolding up, his ladders securely braced up the slope of the roof, and all hands taking their turn aloft in the withering cold, cautiously shifting the great burden of snow, to get at the fractured lead and broken slates.

    The Confession of Brother Haluin

  • "He will never walk again," said Brother Edmund, shuddering at the shattered feet Cadfael was labouriously bathing.

    The Confession of Brother Haluin

  • When he opened his eyes at last to the full light of a frosty morning, and labouriously unlocked his cold, clasped hands, the sounds of the customary early activity were already audible from the outside world.

    The Confession of Brother Haluin


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