Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not laborious; not toilsome; not difficult; easy.

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Examples

  • In this one thing I crave leave of the present licensers to be pardoned for so thinking; who doubtless took this office up, looking on it through their obedience to the Parliament, whose command perhaps made all things seem easy and unlaborious to them; but that this short trial hath wearied them out already, their own expressions and excuses to them who make so many journeys to solicit their licence are testimony enough.

    Areopagitica

  • But still, when the trout was well in the basket, her joy was great; and then came across her unlaborious mind some half-formed idea that a great ordinance of nature was being accomplished in the teeth of difficulties.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • Once more: all people value most what has cost them much labour in the production; for instance, people who have themselves made their money are fonder of it than those who have inherited it: and receiving kindness is, it seems, unlaborious, but doing it is laborious.

    Ethics

  • His ideal of a master is one who needs a great deal of waiting on in trivial, unlaborious ways, who tolerates all shortcomings and slovenliness, and bestows liberal gratuities.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • No doubt you are depending on an unlaborious 'intuition' to get you through the examinations.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • A time has come when every form of learning, however preposterous it may seem, is made as unlaborious as possible for the would-be student.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Giving Particulars Of The Lives and Deaths Of The Pirates And Buccaneers

  • In this one thing I crave leave of the present licensers to be pardoned for so thinking: who doubtless took this office up, looking on it through their obedience to the Parliament, whose command perhaps made all things seem easy and unlaborious to them; but that this short trial hath wearied them out already, their own expressions and excuses to them who make so many journeys to solicit their license, are testimony enough.

    Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing: Paras 1-19

  • Summers of the snakeless meadow, unlaborious earth and oarless sea; 10

    To Virgil

  • In this one thing I crave leave of the present licensers to be pardoned for so thinking; who doubtless took this office up, looking on it through their obedience to the Parliament, whose command perhaps made all things seem easy and unlaborious to them; but that this short trial hath wearied them out already, their own expressions and excuses to them who make so many journeys to solicit their license are testimony enough.

    Plea for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing

  • But when I invite him with me to share my orisons, or wander alone to indulge the luxury of grateful, unlaborious thought, my feet turn not to a tree, but to the bank of a river, for there the musings of solitude find a friendly accompaniment, and human intercourse is purified and sweetened by the flowing, murmuring water.

    Little Rivers; a book of essays in profitable idleness

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