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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LABORIOUSNESS

The chief characteristic is the minute laboriousness of the execution.

And it is just in those areas that one may see at their best the grit, laboriousness, and enterprise of the Moplah.

There, in fine, is the place where real lassitude must be undergone by the body in laboriousness.

He says that the laboriousness of Stevenson and Flaubert has 'gone out' and the public are bored by it.

Gas will be made on a larger scale, with less dirt and nuisance, and without that laboriousness now made necessary.

The picture of President Adams's daily life is striking in its simplicity and its laboriousness.

His laboriousness and assiduity: his readiness to hear any man that had ought to say, tending to any common good.

They had not climbed so far above the river as they had imagined from the laboriousness of the ascent.

A large head and broad brow indicated slowness, but laboriousness.

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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