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 Meanings and Examples of ARDUOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  demanding great effort or labor; difficult
Classic Sentence:
1  There was nothing especially arduous in this round of religious obligations; but it stood for a fraction of that great bulk of boredom which loomed across her path.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
2  He was alone, if the solitary sentinel who paced the mound be excepted; for the artillerists had hastened also to profit by the temporary suspension of their arduous duties.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
3  Here the struggle was protracted, arduous and seemingly of doubtful issue; the Delawares, though none of them fell, beginning to bleed freely, in consequence of the disadvantage at which they were held.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
4  The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking, but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  My dear guardian, with the assistance of Miss Prism, has the arduous task of looking after me.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
6  Certainly, these powerful reveries have their moral utility, and by these arduous paths one approaches to ideal perfection.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
7  For it is no less arduous and dangerous to attempt to free a people disposed to live in servitude, than to enslave a people who desire to live free.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII.
8  But now, he turned against the stream in which he had drifted so short a while before, and began swimming arduously back against the current.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
9  They were singing discordantly, arduously, and with great effort, evidently not because they wished to sing, but because they wanted to show they were drunk and on a spree.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  Her arduous efforts had sapped her energy.
2  In a recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, he says it would be easier to approve a drug based on blood tests rather than the more arduous and expensive tests that show a drug actually improves a person's health.
3  She undertook the arduous task of monitoring the elections.