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  • v  work hard
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  undergo the efforts of childbirth
  • s  lacking natural ease
  • s  requiring or showing effort

  • As spoken verse, it may scan a little awkwardly, and the rhymes could be considered somewhat laboured.
  • It is of a foxy, withdrawn man, who labours after the one human quality that cannot be laboured: friendliness, intimacy, humility.
  • Though the adaptation is painstakingly detailed the show runs three and a half hours the delivery is never laboured.
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  • Brazil off to winning start
    Neymar lit up the opening match of the Confederations Cup with a stunning early goal but the final 3-0 scoreline reflected a more laboured victory over Japan than the home fans were hoping for.
    June 16, 2013 - Soccer365

  • Jay Triano in Toronto Star
    Jose has been very good as far as attacking the basket, something we didn`t see when he was laboured with that hamstring,Raptors interim head coach Jay Triano said. "He is just starting to get back in the groove and as a result we are...
  • John Kerry in
    He laboured with all his might to make healthcare a right for all America, and we will do that in his honour,said Kerry, his party's 2004 presidential nominee.
  • Sam Allardyce in
    Claudio will pick himself up. He was looking a little laboured, that is why I made the early change,Allardyce told The Journal. "He has enough experience to accept he has made some mistakes. When you wake up on Sunday morning you can kid...

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