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to work at or to absurd length

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attack verbally with harsh criticism

beat soundly

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Instead of just acknowledging that the paper and the church group had been deceived, the apology belabored the matter with about 200 extra words saying how the Post had strict controls on reporting and editing, and how sorry the editors were for the lapse.
Howland belabored over a new starting rotation in which he inserted Alfred Aboya in the lineup and made Russell Westbrook come off the bench for Thursday's Pacific-10 Conference opener at Stanford.
Though in places belabored and repetitious, Becoming Old Stock is keenly thought and imaginatively researched, joining quantitative methods, written and oral sources, and the best secondary literature.
Black women's labor during the antebellum period is the focus of Xiomara Santamarina's Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood (The University of North Carolina Press, 2005).
When a doctor belabored by charges of misdiagnosing a patient who suddenly died turns up dead himself, all leads point to the drug addict who was the last person to have seen him alive.
Buchloh points out in his catalogue essay on Gerhard Richter's Eight Gray, 2001, the will to reduction evident in the monochrome induces a tendency in painting to change "from a surface of belabored inscription into one of polished perfection.
Her belabored breathing is indistinguishable from the sounds of nature, the bullfrog's croaks and the insects' swarms.
UFJ was also belabored recently by the Financial Services Agency, which regulates the banking industry, for hiding important documents and data from agency officials who examined the group.
I've belabored this point in previous columns, but from my conversations in Montreal it's even clearer that North America must reinvest soon or go the way of the steel industry.
The key scholarly move in this book is to recover the "discourse of prostitution," a literary phenomenon continuous with social practice, but scarcely visible except in a liminal way from the vantage point of the major literary canon, or the welter of religious and political writing that belabored this age.
Just think of John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale frittering their way through Serendipity or of Paul Thomas Anderson's belabored prologue to Magnolia.
Moreover, what might have been intended as a sort of Rabelaisian midsummer night's dream is belabored to the point of salaciousness.
The differences between the electoral market and real markets are perhaps too obvious to be belabored.
Consequently, the right thing done at the wrong time due to an inefficient or belabored decision-making process produces no value.
taking readers on a journey that, at times, is uncomfortable (the challenge of long-held assumptions) and, at times, belabored (for those who find philosophical discussions a long-winded way of never reaching the point).