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verb as in dwell on


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At the risk of belaboring the obvious, the quarterback position matters in the NFL.

There is an easy seductiveness to stories that cast a technology as brand-new, or at the very least that don’t belabor long, complicated histories.

Indeed, author Steven Rowley offers the perfect mix of snorts and sobs here, snarky fun one minute and pathos the next but neither emotion is belabored or forced.

You know where this is going, of course, and I won’t belabor it.

Admittedly belaboring the point, that chain — cases to hospitalizations to deaths — is not only intuitively obvious but also predictable.

To belabor the comparison a bit, the same could be said for the American Dream.

And she chose the dinner party where he was the guest to belabor him with this abuse.

And finally, not to belabor it, there was the Palin nomination.

He threw his right arm upward as if to escape a blow, but the old dame did not belabor him.

An old woman, standing by our camp, continued to belabor a good-looking young man for hours with her tongue.

The northerners strike the back of the rim with their sticks, while the Yukon people belabor the face of the drum.

Presently, when the couch was a wreck and Bob had Frank over his knees and was preparing to belabor him, Jack interfered.

An old man stood up and began to belabor the frightened animal.

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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to belabor, such as: rehash, overwork, pound, repeat, beat a dead horse, and go on about.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.