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labour vb. (the ordinary uses are freq.)
1. to endeavour to bring about, work for or with a view to Ado V. i. 296, Shr. I. i. 119 “to and effect one thing,” R3 I. iv. 256 “he would my delivery.”
2. to suffer the pains of childbirth (only fig.) Tim. III. iv. 8, Oth. II. i. 127; also said of what is ‘brought forth’ LLL. V. ii. 520, Troil. IV. iv. 38.
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