Rooney labored over the essay, which made it into the anthology and led to Live Nude Girl.
Obama rightly called the GOP out for their hypocrisy in defending Medicare, a program they have labored hard to cripple.
One has a black pixie haircut that must have been labored over for hours in a salon, or it could be a wig.
That was a very long, labored death scene, which worked very well in the end.
Others held him up as a great statesman who labored for international peace.
To the end of his life he labored over the lessons then taught.
The more I labored, the closer he clung to me, as if fearful that I should escape his grasp.
Once more there was silence, but presently the girl's attention was attracted by his labored breathing.
The breath of this person was labored like the breath of one who carries a heavy handbag.
The labored breathing of unconscious men cast a gloom that was hard to shake off.
also laboured, "learned," mid-15c., past participle adjective from labor (v.). Meaning "done with much labor" is from c.1600.
c.1300, "a task, a project;" later "exertion of the body; trouble, difficulty, hardship" (late 14c.), from Old French labor "labor, toil, work, exertion, task" (12c., Modern French labeur), from Latin laborem (nominative labor) "labor, toil, exertion; hardship, pain, fatigue; a work, a product of labor," of uncertain origin, perhaps originally from the notion of "tottering under a burden," and related to labere "to totter."
Meaning "body of laborers considered as a class" (usually contrasted to capitalists) is from 1839. Sense of "physical exertions of childbirth" is 1590s, earlier labour of birthe (early 15c.), a sense also found in Old French, and cf. French en travail "in (childbirth) suffering" (see travail). Labor Day first marked 1882 in New York City.
late 14c., "perform manual or physical work; work hard; keep busy; take pains, strive, endeavor" (also "copulate"), from Old French laborer "work, toil; struggle, have difficulty," from Latin laborare, from labor (see labor (n.)). The verb in modern French, Spanish, Portuguese means "to plow;" the wider sense being taken by the equivalent of English travail. Sense of "to endure pain, suffer" is early 15c., especially in phrase labor of child. Related: Labored; laboring.
labor la·bor (lā'bər)
The physical efforts of expulsion of the fetus and the placenta from the uterus during parturition. v. la·bored, la·bor·ing, la·bors
To undergo the efforts of childbirth.