belabour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v belabour attack verbally with harsh criticism "She was belabored by her fellow students"
    • v belabour beat soundly
    • v belabour to work at or to absurd length "belabor the obvious"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Belabour be-lā′bur to beat soundly.
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Usage

In literature:

Now he was belabouring the animal unmercifully, acting like a crazy man, shouting in a frenzy of rage.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The door was immediately upon the left, not five feet from the portal he had lately belaboured.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
During all these times, Jane was the intelligent and much belaboured companion.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
He therefore belaboured him till his sullen obstinacy gave way to a roar for mercy, and promises never so to offend again.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
All the way as he ran after and belaboured me he was giving me important information in furious tones!
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
The gipsy savagely belaboured his dove-white head with the heavy whip.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
Surely, before setting on to belabour the culprit as they were doing, they had seen that the fire was out?
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
It represented a brute of a dustman belabouring his horse's head with the butt-end of his whip.
"The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann
He belaboured with metaphysical and uncompromising arguments Brissot and his accomplices.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
He seized her by her hair, and began belabouring her with the other which he had snatched out of her hand.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
Bela chased him back to his seat, belabouring his back soundly with a broom-handle.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
And how can he, poor belaboured wretch, find the necessary peace of mind to compose a new one?
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
The Toad, having finished his breakfast, picked up a stout stick and swung it vigorously, belabouring imaginary animals.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
Have you any particular spite at my door, that you belabour it in that style?
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
Every other week he went out to the stable, and after closing the doors, proceeded to belabour an old saddle with a pitchfork handle.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Will it please you to stay here, while I go and unearth the wretch, and belabour him till there is no breath left in him.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
He stumbled over it, and Wolfgang, quickly taking advantage of it, swung himself up and belaboured his enemy.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
It belaboured judge, gendarmes, and spectators in such a manner that they fled howling from the scene.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
He began to belabour me with his crutches till very soon I was unable to move a limb.
"East of the Sun and West of the Moon" by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Belabour thy brains, as to whom it would be well to question.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Strike up cymbals, gongs, and tabours,
Clarions, double-flutes, and drums;
All that bellows, or belabours,
In a surging discord comes.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
With mystic phrases from the Law,
With many an old and rusty saw,
With well-worn mottoes, which he took
Haphazard from the copy-book,
For half an hour the learned Knight
Belaboured them with all his might.
"The Debate" by C J Dennis

In science:

We do not belabour this point now, as the primary example we have in mind here is the case where Y = S 3 (which has a unique Spinc structure).
Holomorphic disks and link invariants
It is the nature of this process that determines the main characteristics of the event. (Also some soft processes are included in the program; since much of the same framework can be used we do not here belabour the differences.) 3.
QCD Event Generators
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