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David Copperfield
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It is laborious, is it not?’
  • 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.

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  • spent many laborious hours on the project
  • who still sat laboriously struggling for breath
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis

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