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It is his magnum opus in literature, and exhibits wide and laborious research.

For his perilous and laborious work it was better, he judged, that he should not be married.

Under these laborious shades a whole world of light revealed itself.

Life here is laborious, but downright want I should say rare.

O the days that he had seen her careful and laborious for him!

So far she had only been set to do landscape, and laborious drawings of casts from the antique.

Picking is the most laborious, as it is the most picturesque operation on the plantation.

The descent was as laborious as the ascent had been, and much more dangerous.

And what shall be our first hypothesis, if I am to attempt this laborious pastime?

But as I must attempt this laborious game, what shall be the subject?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "hard-working, industrious," from Old French laborios "arduous, wearisome; hard-working" (12c., Modern French laborieux), from Latin laboriosus "toilsome, wearisome, troublesome," from labor (see labor (n.)). Meaning "costing much labor, burdensome" is from early 15c.; meaning "resulting from hard work" is mid-15c. Related: Laboriousness.

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