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Laborious Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    laborious adj : characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace" [syn: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, punishing, toilsome]
Laborious Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Laborious \La*bo"ri*ous\, a. [L. laboriosus,fr. labor labor: cf. F. laborieux.]
  1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome. Dost thou love watchings, abstinence, or toil, Laborious virtues all ? Learn these from Cato. --Addison.
  2. Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic. -- La*bo"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- La*bo"ri*ous*ness, n.
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  • Abraham the Laborious: Abraham the Laborious (fl. 14th century) was a monk of Kiev . He is regarded as a saint , with a feast day of August 21 at Kiev. ...

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* The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds. - John Lancaster Spalding

* To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. - Sir Winston Churchill

* To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. - Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill


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