Usage examples for arduous

  1. A way to discharge the arduous duties which, when they are commanded, seem all but impossible for us, and which, the nearer we come to them, look the more dreadful and seem the more impossible. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  2. Half an hour of arduous labour in this direction enabled him to safely reach the top of the slope, where, to his great gratification, he discovered another platform of rock, about six feet wide. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  3. He was filled with that sense of triumphant self- satisfaction which falls to the lot of a man who, after much arduous labour successfully accomplished, sees very near at hand the great desire of his life. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. Curious to learn how Jed had emerged from his arduous adventures, I spurred my horse alongside of him. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  5. Choosing the men for this long and arduous voyage was an interesting scene. – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. The offices which he held, or had held, were generally those to which no very arduous duties were attached. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  7. After half an hour's arduous scramble, he decided that they must be close upon the top of the last rift, and he stood still for a minute looking about him. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  8. Behind him he left few but his wounded, commanded by Dessalines, who was yet hardly sufficiently recovered to undertake a more arduous service. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  9. At least the duties would have been arduous to any one but Roch, who, however, rather enjoyed them, and longed to prepare for another chase. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  10. Aid me, thou Great and Good, for arduous is the task before me. – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
  11. Out of the mountains, after hours of arduous scrambling, they started across the barren rocky plain. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  12. From thence it was that traders and soldiers, bound to the country of the Iroquois, or the more distant wilds of the interior, set out upon their arduous journey. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  13. It was not, surely, the part of prudence, when on the eve of a great and arduous undertaking, to stir up enemies on every side. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  14. At the same time he implored the statesmen at home to be wary in selecting the wisest persons for that arduous duty, in order that the peace might be made for Queen Elizabeth, as well as for King Philip. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  15. The success of the Kneisel Quartet is due to the long and arduous practice which the members have enjoyed together, for perfection in quartet playing is only possible through long association. – Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  16. The one arrived in perfect order, and with few signs of exhaustion, although the march had been an arduous one. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  17. I have assumed that teaching is a profession- an arduous profession- and that perfection has not yet been attained. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  18. During the spring and summer and autumn they pursued their arduous journey, living from hand to mouth on the produce of their guns, nets, seal- spears, and fishing- lines, which generally supplied them with enough for their daily wants, sometimes with abundance, but not unfrequently with just sufficient to keep them alive. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  19. But his arduous and critical situation would not allow him to enjoy domestick felicity. – Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica by James Boswell
  20. The approbation of those with whom I have long labored in a deeply interesting and arduous concern, I value next to the testimony of a good conscience. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child