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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LABORIOUSLY

The parson had seated himself by the stove, and was laboriously removing his arctics.

He measured these round his waist, and then began to stitch them together, slowly and laboriously.

He laboriously made out a document, which Banker as laboriously signed.

He found the ladder and laboriously dragged it beneath the window.

His dress has been laboriously genteel, but is torn and soiled.

Nor was he enamoured of any reputation, the essentials of which he had not laboriously achieved.

They have not to spell out temperaments slowly and laboriously.

"Tell us," said Phyllis laboriously, "about diploma——" and there it stuck.

No matter—Cloud did not solve them laboriously, one factor at a time.

His beginnings had been as laboriously difficult as those of my father.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "with difficulty, laboriously, slowly," from laborious + -ly (2). Meaning "earnestly, strongly" is from c.1500.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LABORIOUSLY

arduously

adverbhard
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