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D00M
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:14:07 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

What does the underlined mean in the following?

Alison saw the signpost coming up before her father spotted the fork in the road. The transport's progress was laborious.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:17:38 AM

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Hi!

"Laborious" means "requiring extreme physical, mental or emotional effort".

laborious adjective
1. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:


As they are driving a transport, it will not be physical effort, but such a large vehicle requires concentration and so driving can be hard mental work.

Often 'laborious' implies "slow" and "for a long time" as well as "requiring effort".


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