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  • She was cynical about the joys of a simple laborious life.
  • She wondered if he did not understand the laboriousness of the smile with which she listened to Kennicott’s account of the "good one he had on Carrie," that marital, coyly improper, ten-times-told tale of how she had forgotten to attend to Hugh because she was "all het up pounding the box"—which may be translated as "eagerly playing the piano."
  • Go with you to the funeral," she said laboriously.

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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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