Definition of Belabouring

1. Verb. (present participle of belabour) ¹



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Definition of Belabouring

1. belabour [v] - See also: belabour

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belabouring

bel-accoyle
bel canto
bel esprit
bel paese
belabor
belabored
belaboredly
belaborer
belaboring
belabors
belabour
belabour'd
belaboured
belabouredly
belabourer
belabouring (current term)
belabours
belace
belaced
belaces
belacing
beladied
beladies
beladle
belady
beladying
belah
belahs
belaid
belain

Literary usage of Belabouring

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1. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to by William Hemsley Emory (1848)
"The man of the family usually seated himself on the tongue of the wagon, his time divided between belabouring his beasts and scratching his head. ..."

2. Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments by Addison (1797)
"They then conducted him to the guard, belabouring him all the way with the cord of St. ... belabouring ..."

3. Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin by Laurence Binyon (1898)
"(225) SKETCHES FOR WOODCUT TAILPIECE : Punch belabouring the Devil (R. 3576), etc. Pencil. (226) SKETCH FOR WOODCUT TAILPIECE : Punch and Judy at the ..."

4. Mr. Punch's History of Modern England by Charles Larcom Graves (1922)
"But in these years Punch had little time to spare for praise; he was so busy belabouring Burne-Joncs and Rossetti, the Grosvenor Gallery, the Kyrle Society, ..."

5. On Translating Homer by Matthew Arnold (1896)
""—it is quaint to compare Ajax to an ass whom boys are belabouring.' Here, too, Mr. Newman goes much too fast, and his category of quaintness is too ..."

6. A Faggot of French Sticks: Or, Paris in 1851 by Francis Bond Head (1852)
"... of belabouring, beating, and scrubbing to death clothes of all descriptions. Each pays eight sous (fourpence) a-clav for permission to wash with cold ..."

7. The Iliads of Homer, Prince of Poets: Never Before in Any Language Truly by Homer, George Chapman, William Cooke Taylor (1843)
"... this flock here, that there, belabouring The loaded flowers." The phrase " repairing the degrees of their egression endlessly," though a little affected ..."

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