faced with the toilsome task of cleaning out her deceased father's homestead
this is the most toilsome part of the construction, so we'll go slowly to make sure we're doing it right
Recent Examples on the WebBut as these commemorations advance these important discussions, another more toilsome question continues to unfold in the background: What will happen to those who actually participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol?
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