- paint black,
- paint bridge,
- paint horse,
- paint oneself into a corner
Origin of painstaking
Examples from the Web for painstakingly
The answer is that the Defense Department has a painstakingly slow process to write up its requirements before it builds anything.America’s Advanced Stealth Jet Flies on 1990s Tech|Dave Majumdar|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before printing processes developed, books took an incredibly long time to make as they had to be painstakingly written by hand.Read All About It: The History Of Print (Suitable For Framing)|Mediaworks|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leather was another major theme this season, and the detail on some the garments was painstakingly laborious.
Built in 1764, the house has been painstakingly restored by a Parisian couple Annick and Paul Coudrier.On La Route du Cidre: Getting Buzzed on Normandy’s Cider Trail|William O’Connor|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We are learning to laugh at ourselves, to eat our pizza with corn on it, and to slowly and painstakingly listen and learn.
Here a name had been painstakingly obliterated, as if by afterthought, the very paper being gouged through with ink.The Plunderer|Roy Norton
Of course, much of this was due to the close government co-operation, so generously and painstakingly given.The Americanization of Edward Bok|Edward William Bok
She wore rare gowns, painstakingly chosen; she kept him waiting when he called; she received him with indifference.The Short Cut|Jackson Gregory
I was careful not to inflict the MS upon you until I had thoroughly and painstakingly revised it.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 3, 1876-1885|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
With the same attitude she was painstakingly, if shyly, improving her table manners and her speech.One Woman's Life|Robert Herrick