laboring


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  • adj

Synonyms for laboring

doing arduous or unpleasant work

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What do you allow a laboring woman who works on a farm?
Hard for me, too; it hurts me like a physical pain to see that free spirit of the air and the sunshine laboring and grieving over a book; and sometimes when I find her gazing far away towards the plain and the blue mountains with the longing in her eyes, I have to throw open the prison doors; I can't help it.
Now you must know that a man, by laboring some time on a piece of raw cotton, can turn it into a piece of manufactured cotton fit for making into sheets and shifts and the like.
Had no important step been taken by the leaders of the Revolution for which a precedent could not be discovered, no government established of which an exact model did not present itself, the people of the United States might, at this moment have been numbered among the melancholy victims of misguided councils, must at best have been laboring under the weight of some of those forms which have crushed the liberties of the rest of mankind.
Beside the door a great crew of men had been laboring to pierce the wall, but they had scarcely scratched the flint- like surface, and now most of them lay in the last sleep from which not even air would awaken them.
It threaded its way through the narrow and crooked streets, and entered the low, mean, darksome dwellings, and laid its hand of death upon the artisans and laboring classes of the town.
The merchants shut up their warehouses, and the laboring men stood idle about the wharves.