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
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.
Getting every Republican on board is proving arduous.
Prior to what has become a long and arduous track and field season, Burroughs High’s Christian Valles set a specific goal.
During the arduous 9-month training process candidates must memorize the grave locations of around 300 veterans.
The challenges for touring the Isonzo front are the distances involved and the arduous terrain.
There is a romance to paleontology digs, an undeniable draw to the wide-open spaces where extinct monsters rest, to be exhumed only with arduous pick and shovel work.
After much creative stewing and an arduous search for investors, the result, a children's TV series called ReBoot, débuted on North American screens in 1994 – beating Toy Story by a good year.
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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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