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- At the sound of the hoofs behind him, the driver suddenly awoke and began to belabor and kick his animals; he seemed oblivious of another cart that came toward him, and of a third that hurried after him from underneath the gate. - "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
- Later in the evening, but while it still was moonlight, the boy descended from his seat and ran forward to belabor the first spans of oxen. - "Real Soldiers of Fortune", Richard Harding Davis.
- Like lubberly monks, we belabor our own shoulders, and take a vast satisfaction in the music of our own groans. - "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.