Definition of Labor of love

1. Noun. Productive work performed voluntarily without material reward or compensation.

Exact synonyms: Labour Of Love
Generic synonyms: Labor, Project, Task, Undertaking

Definition of Labor of love

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A task performed voluntarily without expectation of reimbursement; an altruistic work or undertaking. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labor Of Love

labor agreement
labor camp
labor camps
labor coach
labor contract
labor force
labor leader
labor market
labor markets
labor movement
labor organizer
labor pain
labor pains
labor pool
labor resources
labor union
labor unions
laboratory animal science
laboratory bench
laboratory chemicals

Literary usage of Labor of love

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"genius, this work was a labor of love to him, and he lavished upon it all his thought and all his knowledge, with this result—that there are no accidental ..."

2. A Biographical History of Lancaster County: Being a History of Early by Alexander Harris (1872)
"... to have little sympathy from the world, but " God will not forget their works and labor of love." The death of Bishop Bowman occurred in this wise. ..."

3. The Life and Labors of Charles H. Spurgeon: The Faithful Preacher, the by George Carter Needham (1883)
"The book is prepared as a " labor of love," — love for the man who so nobly gives his life to the gospel ministry; love for the truth which he so ..."

4. Scenes and Scenery in the Sandwich Islands, and a Trip Through Central by James Jackson Jarves (1844)
"A Labor of Love. — Valley of Kalihiwai. — Hala Forest.— Waioli.— River and Mountains.— Residents.— Agricultural Operations. — Silk Plantation. ..."

5. Russell's Magazine by Paul Hamilton Payne (1859)
"... of " The Palatine? the little evangelical religion we has afforded us mach pleasure, and over the book, with an extract here labor of love, and there, ..."

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