labored labored  /ˈleɪ bərd/


  1. (adj) lacking natural ease
  2. (adj) requiring or showing effort



  1. He was nine when the family immigrated from Sicily, where his father had labored in the sulphur pits, to New York City.
  2. The guitars crunch, Inul's hips swing low and hard, and I realize why we labored to breech this gate.
  3. Visual eloquence, he was convinced, was far more persuasive, more poignant, than labored narratives, verbose logic or empty promises.


  1. Curtis Axel Sets Intercontinental Title Milestone With Win At Payback

    Father's Day is a special day to many. Especially for those who have labored hard to raise a child, through sleepless nights, constant fussing and diaper-changing. Even with those things included, it is a beautiful experience. It does a dad proud to see his child succeed in life. We all know about the legendary WWE career of "Mr. Perfect," Curt Hennig. From the vignettes of bowling perfect ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Fair Time: Crafts, livestock auctions support youth

    Calaveras County students have labored throughout the year, honing their skills in various arenas, including livestock raising, ag mechanics and industrial arts.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Calaveras Enterprise

  3. Suns lose in sluggish effort

    One day after being eliminated from the first-half pennant chase, the Jacksonville Suns labored through another lackadaisical offensive effort in dropping a 5-2 decision to the Montgomery Biscuits on Sunday in front of 4,382 at the Baseball Grounds.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Florida Times-Union


  1. "In remembering the slaves who labored here, we give them in death some measure of the dignity they were so cruelly denied in life," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said at the plaques' unveiling.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: The Associated Press

  2. "For those of us who have labored long and hard in the fight to educate the Democrats, voters, the media and even some Republicans on the importance of strong families, traditional marriage and life to our society, this is absolutely heartbreaking....
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Mike Huckabee Source: United Liberty

  3. "Great God! This is an awful place, and terrible enough for us to have labored to it without the reward of priority," Scott wrote in his journal.
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Robert Falcon Scott Source: Washington Post

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