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laborious
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Definition
difficult (requiring hard work)
  • But although he was in port, and precisely because he was in port, he never recalled without disquiet the varied haps of his political career, so long uneasy and laborious.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (40% in)
  • If it is in winter, it is yonder, crawling on the carpet, it is laboriously climbing upon an ottoman, and the mother trembles lest it should approach the fire.
    2.8.5 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 5 — The Mother (10% in)
  • At his feet, some chickens were searching the thickets and pecking, enamelled beetles ran about in the sun; overhead, some groups of dappled gray clouds were floating across the blue sky; on the horizon, the spire of the Abbey Saint-Victor pierced the ridge of the hill with its slate obelisk; and the miller of the Copeaue hillock was whistling as he watched the laborious wings of his mill turning.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (29% in)

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