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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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Xiomara Santamarina's Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood widens the frame of analysis for reading the lives and texts of nineteenth-century Black women.
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).
Jokes, themes and points get recycled again and again in this obvious conceit, which would be belabored as a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.
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.
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.
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).
Being a capital-intensive industry forever operating under price pressure, and belabored by problems in defining quality and performance, development was and is made by reacting to the automakers' call for faster and better products.
In these pages we have already belabored, rightly I think, the inadequacies and infelicities of the big Oxford Encyclopedia, and I find I use it surprisingly little and then with not overmuch confidence.
They gave thunderous approval to all the comments of speakers including a New Mexico woman who did a mind-numbing recital of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," which moved from traditional nursery rhyme to doggerel poetry as it made the belabored point that the "Lamb of God" had been barred from school along with Mary's wooly pet.