labor


labor
01. My wife was in [labor] for 10 hours before finally giving birth to our twin girls.
02. The [labor] of weeding the garden was too much for his weak back.
03. Her grandfather [labored] in the coal mines for over 40 years before dying of lung cancer.
04. Immigrants are often exploited as cheap [labor] in factories because they don't have the language skills necessary to get higher paying jobs.
05. There often seems to be a conflict between management and [labor] in the North American industrial model.
06. I massaged my wife's back during [labor] to help her rest between contractions.
07. He works as a [laborer] on a roadbuilding crew for the city.
08. Traditionally, the Chinese agricultural strategy was to apply human [labor] intensively to the lands which would yield the greatest return.
09. He has worked in the [labor] movement as steward, treasurer and president of his local.
10. It cost about $200 for parts and $100 for [labor] to fix my car.
11. [Labor] leaders have warned the government that a strike is possible if negotiations fail.
12. Joseph Joubert once observed that genius begins great works, but [labor] alone finishes them.
13. Winston Churchill once stated that to build is often the slow and [laborious] task of years, but to destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
14. There is a Dutch proverb which states that love makes [labor] light.
15. In some parts of the world, dried shark brain is used to ease [labor] pains and prevent tooth decay.
16. Musician Eric Clapton worked as a manual [laborer] before becoming a famous guitarist.
17. British author Oscar Wilde served two years at hard [labor] after being found guilty of homosexuality.
18. About 25,000 [laborers] died during the construction of the Panama Canal.
19. Most of the [laborers] who worked to build the railroad across the country in the 1800s were Chinese immigrants.
20. In size, materials, and human [labor], the Great Wall of China is the largest construction project ever undertaken by man.
21. The factory has hired a number of [laborers] to work the night shift.
22. All our [labors] in attempting to save the area for parkland have resulted in success.
23. The workers [labored] in the field all day, picking grapes for wine.
24. Mohammed advised, "Give the [laborer] his wages before his perspiration be dry."

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  • Labor — Labor …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • labor — (Del lat. labor, ōris). 1. f. Acción y efecto de trabajar. 2. Adorno tejido o hecho a mano, en la tela, o ejecutado de otro modo en otras cosas. U. m. en pl.) 3. Obra de coser, bordar, etc. 4. Labranza, en especial la de las tierras que se… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • LABOR — et exercitium, torpentem in nobis excitat ealorem, eoque et spiritus reddit vegetos et alacres: atque, ut ventilatio paleas e tririco et spicas inanes flatu dispellit. ita exercitatio quoque fugat noxios e corpore humores. Quâ similitudine hoc… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • labor — sustantivo femenino 1. Trabajo o actividad de una persona: Estaba muy ocupado con su labor. Ha hecho una labor excelente en la organización. Desarrolla su labor por las noches. Cuidar a estos niños es una labor callada. 2. (preferentemente en… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • labor — I (exertion) noun discipline, effort, endeavor, energy, enterprise, industry, mental toil, pains, strain, strife II (work) noun advocation, assignment, calling, craft, duty, employ, employment, job, line of business, line of work, occupation,… …   Law dictionary

  • labor — (Brit. labour) ► NOUN 1) work, especially hard physical work. 2) workers collectively. 3) (Labor) the Labor Party. 4) the process of childbirth. ► VERB 1) work hard …   English terms dictionary

  • Labor — La bor (l[=a] b[ e]r), n. [OE. labour, OF. labour, laber, labur, F. labeur, L. labor; cf. Gr. lamba nein to take, Skr. labh to get, seize.] [Written also {labour}.] 1. Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labor — labor, no estar por la labor expr. no estar dispuesto a hacer algo. ❙ «Si no estás por la labor de sudar, siempre te queda el jacuzzi...» Juanma Iturriaga, Con chandal y a lo loco. ❙ «Necesito alas, ánimos, una inteligencia cómplice a mi lado, y… …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • labor — [lā′bər] n. [OFr < L, labor, orig., hardship, pain, prob. < base of labi, to slip, totter: see LAP1] 1. physical or mental exertion; work; toil 2. a specific task; piece of work 3. a) all wage earning workers as a group: distinguished from… …   English World dictionary

  • Labor — La bor, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Labored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Laboring}.] [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See {Labor}, n.] [Written also {labour}.] 1. To exert muscular strength; to exert one s strength with painful effort, particularly in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labor — [n1] work, undertaking activity, chore, daily grind, diligence, drudgery, effort, employment, endeavor, energy, exercise, exertion, grind*, gruntwork*, industry, job, moonlight*, operation, pains*, pull, push, strain, stress, struggle, sweat,… …   New thesaurus