onerous task

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  • This was a particularly onerous task, for the dust made it impossible to see more than a yard or two ahead. Cited from With Our Army in Palestine, by Antony Bluett
  • Rudge began the onerous task of trying to secure his freedom.
  • Then he heaved his hoe-handle far from him and stretched his arms high over his head like one released from an onerous task. Cited from Starr, of the Desert, by B. M Bower
  • Adhering to the breach conditions is an onerous task for smaller game companies.
  • In another respect French is peculiarly suited to the onerous task imposed upon him. Cited from Sir John French, by Cecil Chisholm
  • Moving wheat from the bottom to the top of the mill to begin the process was the most onerous task of all in contemporary mills.
  • Thus the revisers of the Old Testament carried out their onerous task, the work of several years, seated round this table. Cited from Westminster Abbey, by Mrs. A. Murray Smith
  • We divided the parish among ourselves, and undertook to visit all the praying and waking members-not a very onerous task. Cited from Laicus, by Lyman Abbott
  • The movie is about a little boy who has the onerous task of earning money for his family, but is always enchanted and distracted by music.
  • The construction of a full, high-precision Solar System ephemeris is an onerous task.
  • I was racking my brains how to start, when Schlesinger, who had just obtained a new complete method, released me from the onerous task. Cited from My Life, Volume I, by Richard Wagner
  • When Cooper failed to appear minutes before showtime, Denton Young was given the onerous task of telling the audience.
  • However, the requirement to create an entire testing framework is often an onerous task that requires as much effort as writing the original objects that were supposed to be tested.
  • It was a delicate and an onerous task, fraught with temptations from without and from within. Cited from Studies from Court and Cloister, J.M. Stone
  • Forerunners of army of the East India Company and sometimes in its wake Surveyors had onerous task of exploring the unknown.
  • As 1941 began, Fighter Command began the onerous task of winning air superiority over North Western France from the Germans.
  • So well did they acquit themselves of such an onerous task that, as long as they were left unmolested, there was no lack of provisions for man or beast, always enough, and to spare. Cited from In the Shadow of Death, by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  • Specializing in technical and vocational learning/education, it has achieved the onerous task of putting together many training institutions run by concerned ministries of the government of Solomon Islands.
  • As chancellor he had the onerous task of negotiating the queen's marriage treaty with Philip II of Spain, for which he shared a general repugnance.
  • In his first managerial role at Coventry City he had the onerous task of following Jimmy Hill who had taken the club into the First Division for the first time in their history.
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