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  • The Twelve Labors of Hercules (Greek: Δωδεκαθλος, dodekathlos) are a series of archaic episodes connected by a later continuous narrative, concerning a penance carried out by Heracles, the greatest of the Greek heroes, whose name was later romanised as Hercules. — “Labours of Hercules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • He laboured with Anne-Marie de Mailla and Jean-Baptiste Régis on the mapping of the Hinderer, however, was not only a man of science, but also a missionary who for forty years laboured as an apostle and by his zeal and efficiency achieved substantial results. He was twice placed at the head. — “Roman Hinderer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • 83d40m, looking at the same diff, the criticism you want to add seems laboured. So in summary, the criticism should be written in a disinterested way—not too detailed or laboured—and the sources must directly support the material in the article, without editors adding their own opinions, or their own. — “Talk:Pelican Press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • Take care what you are doing, senor, for this time it may be safely said you don't know what you are about." Sancho laboured in vain, for his master was so bent on coming to quarters with these sheeted figures and releasing the lady in black that he did not hear a word; and even had he heard, he would not have turned back if the king had ordered him. — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • I roared to Job to back water, whilst I dragged and laboured at my oar. — “She: A History of Adventure” by H Rider Haggard
  • It is not for his sake–why should I?-that I have longed and laboured to remove the disgraceful slur under which his ill-fortune has thrown us. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Next he resorted to remonstrance, but was met with the reply, "How could we not do our best for our barin? You yourself saw how well we laboured at the ploughing and the sowing, for you gave us mugs of vodka for our pains." — “Dead souls” by Nikolai Gogol
  • The excitement I had just laboured under quieted down little by little, and I grew weaker, more languid, and began to feel drowsy. — “Hunger” by Knut Hamsun
  • The governesses, recruited at the Chateau des Fleurs, laboured in vain; at twenty years of age their pupil could not speak in any language, not even Russian. — “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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