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lay buh ring

  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  work hard
  • v  undergo the efforts of childbirth
  • s  doing arduous or unpleasant work
    the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton

  • A new generation of trendsetters is laboring to turn 'Made in China' into a symbol of style that's part Western, part traditional and all original.
  • Stempel was laboring to undo the damage when GM's board forced him to fall on his sword after little more than two years on the job.
  • One of her laboring clients has called and requested her presence.

  • Alan Curbishley in International Herald Tribune
    Dean has hurt his medial knee ligament,West Ham manager Alan Curbishley said. "You could see he was laboring and couldn't really run about. I would think he is very doubtful for England. He couldn't really run near the end so I imagine...
  • Gregg Popovich in International Herald Tribune
    Tony's been laboring for two, three games with his foot,Popovich said. "I just had to make the call that he sits. It's real sore. He can't plant and spin. It's not going to heal unless he sits."
  • Bill Clinton in San Francisco Chronicle
    I don't think many people outside this region have any idea how much new philanthropy there is,Clinton said. "I hope by coming (it) here has had the impact of at least getting those of you who are laboring some more visibility."

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