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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Thanking you for your advice which was not required, Mr Browdie,’ returned Miss Squeers, with laborious politeness, ’have the goodness not to presume to meddle with my Christian name.
  • He felt sick and exhausted, but could taste nothing save a glass of water, and continued to sit with his head upon his hand; not resting nor thinking, but laboriously trying to do both, and feeling that every sense but one of weariness and desolation, was for the time benumbed.

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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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