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Adjective
Done with great effort and difficulty
“Nigel Twiston-Davies's imposing six-year-old produced one or two lethargic jumps, and then a particularly laboured effort at the final fence handed victory to Vodka Bleu.”
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Done with great effort and difficulty
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“Her laboured and forced English accent, and disappointing performances from the rest of the cast, say a lot about the director's capabilities.”
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Lacking social grace, elegance or charm
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(of handwriting) Very small and difficult to decipher
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Lacking in speed
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Showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms
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Done to excess; exaggerated
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Not likely to happen, be done, or be true
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Hesitant or uncertain
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Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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Full of unnecessary detail or decoration
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Requiring effort or labor
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Past tense for to do physical work
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“Because of the current shifts and perhaps unpredictable forces in today's labour market, these demands may seem unrealistic.”
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Past tense for to have difficulty in doing something despite working hard
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“I loved him so much, and it would kill me to see him grunting and struggling as he laboured to move himself from the bed to the chair.”
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Past tense for to emphasize too persistently
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“Enough has been said, and there is no need to labour the point.”
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Past tense for to be at a disadvantage because of a mistake or false belief
“Rex was labouring under a misapprehension.”
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Past tense for to move around or sideways unsteadily
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Past tense for to cause anguish or distress to
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Past tense for to repeatedly mention a subject
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