|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section III. Voluntary Action|
| 1. Simple Voluntary Action|
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|NOUN:||EXERTION, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt or spirt; stroke -, stitch- of work.|
a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together; dead lift; heft [dial.]; wear and tear; ado; toil and trouble; uphill -, hard -, warm- work; harvest time.
EXERCISE, exercitation, practice, play, gymnastics, field sports; breather [colloq.], racing, running, jumping, riding &c.
LABOR, work, toil, travail [rare], manual labor, sweat of ones brow, swink [obs.], operoseness, drudgery, slavery, fag [colloq., Eng.], faggery, fagging, hammering; lim labor [L.]; operosity [obs.], operoseness.
trouble, pains, duty; resolution [See Resolution]; energy (physical) [See Energy].
WORKER, plodder, laborer, drudge, fagger, fag [Eng. schools], slave; man of action [See Activity]; agent [See Agent]; Samson, Hercules.
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|VERB:||EXERT ONESELF; exert -, tax- ones energies; use exertion.|
LABOR, work, toil, moil, sweat, fag, swink [archaic], toil and moil, drudge, slave, drag a lengthened chain, wade through, strive, strain; make -, stretch- a long arm; pull, tug, ply; ply -, tug at- the oar; do the work; take the laboring oar.
bestir oneself (be active) [See Activity]; take trouble, trouble oneself.
WORK HARD; rough it; put forth -ones strength, - a strong arm; fall to work, bend the bow; buckle to, set ones shoulder to the wheel (resolution) [See Resolution]; work like a -horse, - cart horse, - dog, - galley slave, - coal heaver, - Briton; labor -, work- day and night; redouble ones efforts; do double duty; work double -hours, - tides; sit up, burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil; stick to (persevere) [See Resolution]; work -, fight- ones way; lay about one, hammer at.
DO ONES BEST, do ones level best, do ones utmost; take pains; do the best one can, do all one can, do all in ones power, do as much as in one lies, do what lies in ones power; use ones -best, - utmost- endeavor; try ones- -best, - utmost; play ones best card; put ones -best, - right- leg foremost; put ones best foot foremost; have ones whole soul in his work, put all ones strength into, strain every nerve; spare no -efforts, -pains; go all lengths; go through fire and water (resolution) [See Resolution]; move heaven and earth, leave no stone unturned.
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|ADJECTIVE:||laboring &c. v.|
LABORIOUS, hefty [colloq., U. S.], operose, elaborate; strained; toilsome, troublesome, wearisome, burdensome; uphill; herculean, gymnastic, palæstric or palestric, athletic.
HARDWORKING, painstaking, strenuous, energetic, never idle.
hard at work, on the stretch, on the move, on the jump, on the dead jump, on the run.
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|ADVERB:||LABORIOUSLY &c. adj.; lustily; pugnis et calcibus [L.]; with might and main, with all ones might, with a strong hand, with sledge hammer, with much ado; to the best of ones abilities, totis viribus [L.], vi et armis [L.], manibus pedibusque [L.], tooth and nail, unguibus et rostro [L.], hammer and tongs, heart and soul; through thick and thin (perseverance) [See Resolution].|
by the sweat of ones brow, suo Marte [L.].
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- Aide-toi, le ciel taidera.
- And still be doing, never done.Butler
- Buen principio la mitad es hecha.
- Cosa ben fatta è fatta due volte.
- It is better to wear out than to rust out.Bp. Horne
- Labor omnia vincit.Vergil
- Labor, wide as the earth, has its summit in Heaven.Carlyle
- Le travail du corps délivre des peines de lesprit.
- Manu forti.
- Ora et labora.
- I wish to preach
the doctrine of the strenuous life.Roosevelt
- Sorrow of soul in toil, that brings delight.Masefield