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plod along

To move, progress, or develop at a slow but constant and deliberate pace. I've been plodding along with my thesis for the last few weeks and making some decent progress. My 95-year-old grandfather still makes a point of plodding along to the local shop each morning to catch up with neighbors and friends. As the lecture plodded along, I could feel my eyelids getting heavy.
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plod away (at something)

To continue to work on, progress through, or develop something at a slow and laborious but consistent pace. A: "How's that new script coming?" B: "I'm still plodding away. I should be finished by tomorrow." I know Janet's been plodding away at her company's tax returns all weekend.
See also: away, plod

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.
See also: on, plod

plod through (something)

To continue to make progress through something at a slow and laborious but consistent pace. A: "How's that report coming?" B: "I'm still plodding through it. I should be finished by tomorrow." I know she's been plodding her way through all the applications we received.
See also: plod, through

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?
See also: away, plod

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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"Sad Sestina" demonstrates eloquently that it's flux which truly characterizes duration: how amazingly things can and do change through time--even as things may seem to our ploddingly habitual minds to remain the same.
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I tended ploddingly to insist on the literal and historic sense.
As Jackson ploddingly hacks away at this "triple headed menace," the reader is faithfully reminded of Jackson's overriding inspiration -- national security -- and the means by which Jackson believed that goal could finally be secured, Indian Removal.
Similar accomplishments do occur in large facilities, of course, but usually more ploddingly and with less of a feeling that everyone on site is really in the same race.
Written ploddingly by Dana Stevens, based on a novel by Michael Shaara, For Love of the Game is the story of Billy Chapel, star pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, who has two crises dumped on his lap within the film's first fifteen minutes.
Thanks to Modleski, a generation of feminists could, sometimes more ploddingly, ask, What do women do with Star Trek?
I mean you get these translations that are terrible, so ploddingly true, or maybe off beat altogether.
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In discussing Disney's numerous projects, he'll dutifully, ploddingly report what the critics said, both for and against, only occasionally enlivening the proceedings with his own point of view.