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plod on

To move, progress, or develop at a slow but constant and deliberate pace. John: "Hey Steve, what's new?" Steve: "Nothing much, just been plodding on with my thesis for the last few weeks." My 95-year-old grandfather still makes a point of plodding on to the local shop each morning to catch up with neighbors and friends. I could feel my eyelids getting heavy as the lecture plodded on.
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plod along

to move along slowly but deliberately. I'm just plodding along, but I am getting the job done. The old man plodded along, hardly able to stand. The movie plodded along putting most of the audience to sleep.
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plod away at something

to keep trying to do something. He continues to plod away at writing his novel. It's been three years now. How long have you been plodding away at that book?
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plod through something

to work one's way through something laboriously. I just plodded through my work today. I had no energy at all. This is certainly a lot of papers to have to plod through.
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Benkenstein plodded greyly to 40 in just over two hours before splicing a pull at Woakes to mid-on just before the close.
The caravans of traders and goods plodded slowly onward, braving scorching deserts, snow-covered mountains, bandits, and other dangers.
Esteban waits by the rail awhile after Cabezon has plodded chuckling off to his cabin.
Grigg, who has no peers, probably said that or something like it as he plodded through all that "acceptable evil.
SOUTH Africa plodded to 157-5, an overall lead of 178, when rain during the tea break prevented any further play on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
BRADFORD BULLS plodded to a 27-14 victory in PARIS.
As a student at Amherst College and Harvard Law School, McCloy was a grind who plodded rather than shined.
Forty-five minutes later, the Lewises' 4-year-old Straight Man edged Mula Gula in the Winnercomm Handicap sprint as Son of a Pistol plodded home sixth.
Suzy Kelley's 7-year-old horse trotted and plodded over 50 miles of boulder-strewn stream beds, cliff-perched trails and fire roads in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday to win the Sunland Endurance Ride for her rider.
Byrd's dramatic announcement came as the Senate plodded through its first opportunity to direct questions at House prosecutors and White House lawyers about the perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges that grew out of Clinton's affair with former White House aide Monica Lewinsky.
So light on her feet while Pierce plodded heavily, Hingis showed off all her precocious talent with overheads, lunging volleys and groundstrokes that clipped the lines.
They each took the lead briefly over the front nine when Webb plodded along with pars and McGann struggled with accuracy off the tee.