1 She was cynical about the joys of a simple laborious life.
2 The ship's company being reduced to but a handful, the captain called upon the Islanders to assist him in the laborious business of heaving down the ship to stop the leak.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3 For that business is an exceedingly laborious one; is not very soon completed; and requires all hands to set about it.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 66. The Shark Massacre.
4 Edna had intended to be indifferent and as reserved as he when she met him; she had reached the determination by a laborious train of reasoning, incident to one of her despondent moods.
5 The course lay up the ascent, and still continued hazardous and laborious.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 32
6 This old faubourg, peopled like an ant-hill, laborious, courageous, and angry as a hive of bees, was quivering with expectation and with the desire for a tumult.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
7 My child, you are entering, through indolence, on one of the most laborious of lives.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAI...
8 All sorts of obstacles hindered this operation, some peculiar to the soil, others inherent in the very prejudices of the laborious population of Paris.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—FUTURE PROGRESS
9 This march became more and more laborious.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—HE ALSO BEARS HIS CROSS
10 The young man was constantly employed out of doors, and the girl in various laborious occupations within.
11 I found that I could not compose a female without again devoting several months to profound study and laborious disquisition.
12 When she had entered two or three laborious items in the account-book, Jip would walk over the page, wagging his tail, and smear them all out.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
13 But it was a slow, laborious process.
14 Before him stretched the long, laborious road, dry, empty, and white.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
15 She first reached Wildeve's Patch, as it was called, a plot of land redeemed from the heath, and after long and laborious years brought into cultivation.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road