laboriously

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laborious +‎ -ly

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laboriously (not comparable)

  1. With great expenditure of effort, in a manner requiring much labor.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.
    The heavy man laboriously climbed the steep mountain, pulling himself up inch by inch.

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