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He held onto the ball — in the end zone — for too long, and afraid he was going to be pulled down for a safety, he threw a backbreaking interception.
RAMS DEMOLISH OVERMATCHED CARDINALS, GIVING MATTHEW STAFFORD HIS FIRST CAREER PLAYOFF WINMARK MASKE, JERRY BREWERJANUARY 18, 2022WASHINGTON POST
Signs of the toxic and backbreaking work the enslaved had to do at the primitive ironmaking site emerged.
FACES OF THE DEAD EMERGE FROM LOST AFRICAN AMERICAN GRAVEYARDMICHAEL RUANEJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Advocates for robotic farming tout increased automation as a step toward improving efficiency while freeing people from monotonous, backbreaking tasks that few laborers want to do.
FARMERS HAVE MORE MOUTHS TO FEED. BRING IN THE ROBOTS.DALVIN BROWNAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It will take some backbreaking investigation to get the whole story, because the files show nothing on any of them.
THE ELECTRONIC MIND READERJOHN BLAINE
All they had to look forward to from the D'zertanoj was backbreaking labor and an early death.
THE ETHICAL ENGINEERHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY
The combination of heat, hard, backbreaking work, and the necessity for hurry made haying a particularly fatiguing time.
FRYING PAN FARMELIZABETH BROWN PRYOR
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WORDS RELATED TO BACKBREAKING

  • arduous
  • backbreaking
  • burdensome
  • effortful
  • fatiguing
  • forced
  • heavy
  • herculean
  • labored
  • onerous
  • operose
  • ponderous
  • rough go
  • stiff
  • strained
  • strenuous
  • tiresome
  • toilsome
  • tough
  • tough job
  • wearing
  • wearisome
  • wicked
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