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labors

noun
plural of labor

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1 a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work
  • one of the labors of Hercules in classical mythology was to clean out the stables of King Augeas

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2 the active use of energy in producing a result
  • a superhuman amount of labor must have gone into designing and building the pyramids of Egypt

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3 very hard or unpleasant work
  • a political dissident forced to do six months of hard labor in the salt mines as punishment

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4 the act or process of giving birth to children
  • the mother's labor lasted for six hours

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5 something produced by physical or intellectual effort
  • a small, personal film that was clearly a labor of love for the director and actors

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labors

verb
present tense third-person singular of labor

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“Labors.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/labors. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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