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Definitiondifficult (requiring hard work)
- He showed me that it was covered with manuscript, very closely and laboriously written; but so plainly, that as I looked along the lines, I thought I saw some allusion to King Charles the First's head again, in one or two places.Chapters 13-15 (52% in)
- It was very hard, but I turned back, though with a heavy heart, and began laboriously and methodically to plod over the same tedious ground at a snail's pace; stopping to examine minutely every speck in the way, on all sides, and making the most desperate efforts to know these elusive characters by sight wherever I met them.Chapters 37-39 (23% in)
- When she had entered two or three laborious items in the account-book, Jip would walk over the page, wagging his tail, and smear them all out.Chapters 43-45 (49% in)
- It is laborious, is it not?'Chapters 58-60 (87% in)
There are no more uses of "laborious" in David Copperfield.
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