Examples of arduous in a Sentence
Traveling for several days by train, stagecoach and horseback, they would reach Mariposa Grove, a stand of some 200 ancient giant sequoias, where they would rest before embarking on an arduous descent via 26 switchbacks into the valley. —Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian, July 2008
As yoga classes go, this is not an arduous one, but the students don't know that. —Richard Corliss, Time, 23 Apr. 2001
Women of middling means had the most to gain from increased consumption, for imported goods often reduced their long and arduous labor, especially in making candles and soap or in spinning and weaving cloth. —Alan Taylor, American Colonies, 2000
He went through a long and arduous training program.
an arduous journey across miles of desert
Recent Examples of arduous from the Web
But the advance remains arduous as IS fighters are dug in the middle of civilians, using mortar fire, snipers, booby traps and suicide bombers to defend their last redoubt.
Most of the arduous work of extraction was done by Phipps and O’Connor.
How the iPhone Was Born: On the iPhone’s 10th birthday, former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie recount the arduous process of turning Steve Jobs’s vision into one of the best-selling products ever made.
Legally, students like him can still take their fraud case to the state and try to get their debt wiped out, but the process can be arduous.
Pitta went through another arduous rehab process and practiced with the Ravens for a couple of weeks during the 2015 season.
The Pechters endured an arduous journey by living on the road, in basements — often cold and hungry — while traveling eastward, eventually reaching Siberia.
My brother, who deals with most difficulties by going on long, arduous runs, went running.
Produced by Jonathan Hay and King Graint, the somber record finds Crooked and Hay in a better place after overcoming their arduous battles.
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Origin and Etymology of arduous
Latin arduus high, steep, difficult; akin to Old Irish ard high
First Known Use: 1718See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of arduous
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Definition of arduous for English Language Learners
: very difficult
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