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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.”
“Her laboured and forced English accent, and disappointing performances from the rest of the cast, say a lot about the director's capabilities.”
Past tense for to do physical work
“Because of the current shifts and perhaps unpredictable forces in today's labour market, these demands may seem unrealistic.”
“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.”
Past tense for to emphasize too persistently
“Enough has been said, and there is no need to labour the point.”
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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