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This riveting two-part documentary follows her painstaking investigation. The Sun (2016)It has been a painstaking process, requiring a lot of detailed work from a lot of people. Computing (2010)This is a chance to meet the spies - to see the painstaking work that goes into those robots. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Forensic officers will continue to carry out a painstaking search of the first chamber over the weekend. The Sun (2008)Together they begin the prolonged and painstaking peace process. Times, Sunday Times (2013)None is paid much for the painstaking work. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Youth movements are charted in painstaking detail. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But finding out who he was and why he died took three years of painstaking investigation. The Sun (2006)It is by a painstaking examination of the facts and careful presentation of them to juries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Months of painstaking effort have been undermined. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This will be a painstaking process so is likely to take some time. The Sun (2011)It was painstaking work with many blind alleys and fruitless inquiries. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She combined painstaking attention to detail with enormous enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That sounds like it could be a pretty painstaking process. Christianity Today (2000)It has been resurrected to its original luminous splendour after a decade of painstaking work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The time and painstaking effort devoted to the process is immense and all aimed at making it fair and balanced. Times, Sunday Times (2007)From the ridiculous to the sublime, freaky commercialism to painstaking research. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This long, painstaking process must not be derailed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When the terror chief was suddenly captured, police here found their painstaking and methodical investigation under threat. The Sun (2009)The concrete base of two sheds that have been removed in the back garden were being dug out yesterday afternoon as part of a painstaking search. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The answer is painstaking examination. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When so much painstaking medical research has been done, it may seem astounding to most of us that the doctors are still baffled by the cause. Coping With Sudden Hair Loss (1988)
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British English: painstaking ADJECTIVE
A painstaking search, examination, or investigation is done extremely carefully and thoroughly.
Forensic experts carried out a painstaking search of the debris.
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