Hitch picks up his cane, pushes her aside, and laboriously tries to get to his feet, saying, “I'll do it myself.”
An “overproduced, overblown, confusingly dark and laboriously ambitious jumble,” ruled Newsday.
He was hunched over a typewriter, laboriously poking at the keys with the index finger of each hand.
The parson had seated himself by the stove, and was laboriously removing his arctics.
They discussed it, while Tom laboriously wrote his name against it with a fountain pen.
He measured these round his waist, and then began to stitch them together, slowly and laboriously.
laboriously she toiled, and at length reached the bank in safety; but in vain she tried to draw her little vessel to land.
He laboriously made out a document, which Banker as laboriously signed.
His conductor had laboriously descended and now the complaining gates swung open.
He found the ladder and laboriously dragged it beneath the window.
late 14c., "hard-working, industrious," from Old French laborios "arduous, wearisome; hard-working" (12c., Modern French laborieux), from Latin laboriosus "toilsome, wearisome, troublesome," from labor (see labor (n.)). Meaning "costing much labor, burdensome" is from early 15c.; meaning "resulting from hard work" is mid-15c. Related: Laboriousness.