[ UK /bɪlˈe‍ɪbɐ/ ]
  1. attack verbally with harsh criticism
    She was belabored by her fellow students
  2. to work at or to absurd length
    belabor the obvious
  3. beat soundly
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How To Use belabour In A Sentence

  • The obvious is belabored with depressing frequency; the following passage illustrates this and other problems.
  • Complain though we may about "Saturday Night Live," the show is still the greatest training ground for comic talent around -- and Monday night's special belabors the obvious with inarguably entertaining results. Tom Shales reviews tonight's retrospecial,'The Women of "Saturday Night Live"'
  • Dog owners have their pooches swiped on the street, are belaboured about the face and neck, and the whole incident is captured on video phones for the entertainment of witless youths.
  • He sent out trusted assistants to make the local arrangements, chivvied them if they did not make fast enough progress, and belaboured officials who prevaricated or objected.
  • Loaded pauses and … belaboured accentuation as the automotive irritants vroom through another joke … about driveshafts. Top Gear, New Tricks, Lewis … the television shows that won't die
  • belaboured" Froude, with all the violence of which he was capable, in The Contemporary Review. The Life of Froude
  • It was sometimes necessary to belabor the obvious when Nefret's indignation got the better of her. LORD OF THE SILENT
  • The answer is obvious, and there's no point belaboring it.
  • Rather than belabor the point, I will simply assume the following.
  • For, as I shall belaborate below, a normal man is a vertical man -- or what Schuon called pontifical man. One Cosmos
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