backbreaking


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Synonyms for backbreaking

Synonyms for backbreaking

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion

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Heavy and repetitive lifting on a production line at Nortura in Forus, Norway, made for backbreaking work.
At the other end of the spectrum is the Dickensian view of neglected children, forced to work at backbreaking labor.
Spare a thought for the people who came from the west of Ireland to harvest Scotland's potato crop - the backbreaking work of howking them out of the ground - from the 19th century to the early 1980s.
In reality, she knew that this would never be her lot in life and she accepted the days of backbreaking farmwork that came once she was hired out as a bondager to raise money for her family.
The dust bowl was a harsh time, when even finding the backbreaking work needed to eke out a living was hard.
According to the magazine, "Its men spend their days in a surreal combination of backbreaking labor--building outposts on rocky ridges--and deadly firefights, while they try to avoid the mistakes the Russians made.
From dreams that people strived for, to the backbreaking hard work of daily life, the cycle of birth and death, insights into local history, and much more, My Dear Father and Mother is utterly absorbing in its vivid portrayal of the past.
YOU could just use a rake, but getting rid of all those leaves can be backbreaking work for weeks on end throughout the autumn.
The fact is that these brown folks, legal and illegal, sustain our economy with their backbreaking cheap labor.
It is Acocella's view that greatness in art is a matter of more than innate gifts: It is often a product of backbreaking perseverance in the face of hardships and setbacks, and, for her, it also requires strength of character.
Mater Dei went on a backbreaking 18-3 run early in second half to put away the Toreadors 89-64 Friday in a quarterfinal game of the 21st annual Nike Fairfax Tournament.
Even in Nigeria, the fifth-largest oil producer in the world, millions of children do backbreaking work.
Instead, they stay in the United States, taking year-round jobs that pay more and are less backbreaking than farm work, such as cleaning hotels or working in construction in cities on the Gulf Coast devastated by last year's hurricanes.
There's the backbreaking work of moving tons of rock to expose layers that hold the ancient bones, followed by the painstaking excavation of sometimes fragile remains that haven't seen the light of day for millions of years.
This chapter shows how ideas about race and labor segmentation relegated Mexican men to work in the poorly paid, backbreaking industry of brick making and confined them and their families to the "ethnic borders" of the company town.