plod

Part of speech: noun

Plodder.

Part of speech: verb

To walk over heavily; proceed with toil; drudge.

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Usage examples "plod":

  1. You had more time to loiter on a summer morning, and there was less distance to plod through the winter snows and rains. - "A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
  2. A formal, dull father, would recommend to you to plod out the evenings, too, at home, over a book by a dim taper; but I recommend to you the evenings for your pleasures, which are as much a part of your education, and almost as necessary a one, as your morning studies. - "Letters to His Son, 1749", The Earl of Chesterfield.
  3. Theirs is the duty to plod on, however tedious the nature of the work demanding their immediate attention, however formidable the obstacles involved in its proper execution, however prolonged the effort which its success necessitates, until the signs of its ultimate consummation, heralding the launching of what is sure to be the most spectacular phase of their Mission, are clearly discerned. - "Unfolding Destiny", Shoghi Effendi.