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Synonyms for arduous

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Synonyms for arduous

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

taxing to the utmost

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difficult to accomplish

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From the cursory view here taken, it must clearly appear to have been an arduous part.
Alas, madame, I have just made a very arduous journey , undertaken solely on your account.
That they were keeping her away from me was not a matter for surprise, but that they should subject her to dangerous and arduous labor filled me with rage.
Her crew were lazily enjoying this respite from the arduous labor of rowing up stream.
As he walked home, the thoughts of this excursion out of the safe places of life into the wild and arduous, stirred and struggled in his imagination with the image of Miss Mackenzie - incongruous and yet kindred thoughts, for did not each imply unusual tightening of the pegs of resolution?
Athos, foreseeing the period when he should make a soldier of the viscount, had inured him to all kinds of arduous undertakings.
inquired Clara, "The outward aspect of our chair," replied Grandfather, "was now somewhat the worse for its long and arduous services.
With the best of hearts and affections devoted to the welfare of her niece, Miss Emmerson had early discovered her own incompetency to the labour of fitting Julia for the world in which she was to live, and shrunk with timid modesty from the arduous task of preparing herself, by application and study, for this sacred duty.
It is less personal and a more exact calling; less arduous, but also less gratifying in the lack of close communion between the artist and the medium of his art.
In this breathless pause at the thresh- old of a long passage we seemed to be measuring our fitness for a long and arduous enterprise, the appointed task of both our existences to be carried out, far from all human eyes, with only sky and sea for spectators and for judges.
Bessy had been tempted to run the arduous race, partly from mere hedonish gaiety, partly because of the prize.
He held the position until 1886, preferring it to in-door clerical work, and then resigned, the duties becoming too arduous for his failing strength.
They were coeval with the coureurs des bois, or rangers of the woods, already noticed, and, like them, in the intervals of their long, arduous, and laborious expeditions, were prone to pass their time in idleness and revelry about the trading posts or settlements; squandering their hard earnings in heedless conviviality, and rivaling their neighbors, the Indians, in indolent indulgence and an imprudent disregard of the morrow.
The rest of us must be contented with a fair, but a less arduous, goal.
Little arduous as his professional duties were, he would have been convicted of frivolity by the whole Mingott clan if he had suggested asking for a holiday in mid-winter; and he accepted May's departure with the resignation which he perceived would have to be one of the principal constituents of married life.