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 D scale, laboriously achieved, floated in from the music room.
They discussed it, while Tom laboriously wrote his name against it with a fountain pen.
For twelve days they continued breasting the current of the stream, as they laboriously paddled their way upward.
laboriously she toiled, and at length reached the bank in safety; but in vain she tried to draw her little vessel to land.
Captain Broke had laboriously and anxiously drilled his men.
His conductor had laboriously descended and now the complaining gates swung open.
The character that is the most laboriously built is the most enduring.
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.