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painstakingly

adverb uk   /ˈpeɪnzˌteɪ.kɪŋ.li/ us  
in a way that shows you have taken a lot of care or made a lot of effort: She painstakingly explained how the machine worked.
Translations of “painstakingly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 精心地, 費力地,刻苦地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精心地, 费力地,刻苦地…
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