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The common Scotch saying, on the sight of anything operose and finical, “he must have had little to do that made that!”
FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKSROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
But it is a most awkward, operose, and defective piece of machinery, quite unworthy of being presented to my readers.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
On the above-described operose and preposterous process, it is needless to make any remarks.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Operose assequuntur qu volunt, anxii tenent qu assecuti sunt; the word consequuntur would be too weak.
DDERLEIN'S HAND-BOOK OF LATIN SYNONYMESLUDWIG DDERLEIN
An operose and expensive establishment of a Supreme Court was made, and charged upon the revenues of the country.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. VIII. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
In the large manufactories of this country, the ignition of the above mixture in pots is laid aside, as too operose and expensive.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
In the execution, it was an operose business on both sides of the water.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. IV. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
Everything connected with the processes of husbandry is slow and operose.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 69, NO. 427, MAY, 1851VARIOUS
The common Scots saying, on the sight of anything operose and finical, “he must have had little to do that made that!”
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 3 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Sabinus apparently started work on a calendar-poem, which may have resembled the Fasti; compare Fast I 101 'uates operose dierum'.
THE LAST POEMS OF OVIDOVID
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OPEROSE

  • active
  • assiduous
  • diligent
  • indefatigable
  • industrious
  • operose
  • painstaking
  • persevering
  • sedulous
  • tireless
  • unflagging
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