- laborare est orare,
- laboratory diagnosis,
- laboratory school,
Origin of labored
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of labor
Examples from the Web for labored
That was a very long, labored death scene, which worked very well in the end.Life After Deaths: Sean Bean on 'Game of Thrones' Paternity and 'Legends'|Jason Lynch|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others held him up as a great statesman who labored for international peace.How Jackie Kennedy Invented the Camelot Legend After JFK’s Death|James Piereson|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rarely in modern history have so many in Washington labored so hard and produced so little.Washington Is Waiting for Godot as President Obama’s Second-Term Agenda Stalls|Howard Kurtz|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bin Laden, Zawahiri, and their associates were caught off guard by the storm and have labored to understand its impact.Fawaz A. Gerges on How the Arab Spring Beat Al Qaeda|Fawaz A. Gerges|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Babies who suffer from type I will suffer from labored breathing, trouble feeding, swallowing, and even supporting their heads.‘Bucket List’ Baby Avery Canahuati: Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy|Andrew Carter|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is no science, but he hathe learned it thorowly, and so learned it, that you wolde thynke he had labored onely in it.A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes|Richard Sherry
Through the labored indifference of his speech, Douglass detected a certain restrained hopefulness and his face grew serious.The Song of the Wolf|Frank Mayer
He rose heavily to his feet and labored to and fro across the floor, with his beefy hands clasped behind his back.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
To have lived and labored and died for the right—nothing can be sublimer.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Rich men, unused to physical exertion, labored by the side of the workingmen digging trenches in which to bury the dead.The San Francisco Calamity|Various
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.