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monotonous
used in David Copperfield

8 uses
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Definition lacking in variety — typically boring
  • 'Oh, what do you want?' grinned this old man, in a fierce, monotonous whine.
    Chapters 13-15 (10% in)
  • In the monotony of my life, and in my constant apprehension of the re-opening of the school, it was such an insupportable affliction!
    Chapters 4-6 (81% in)
  • 'A dull old house,' he said, 'and a monotonous life; but I must have her near me.
    Chapters 16-18 (16% in)
  • An indescribable character of faded gentility that attached to the house I sought, and made it unlike all the other houses in the street — though they were all built on one monotonous pattern, and looked like the early copies of a blundering boy who was learning to make houses, and had not yet got out of his cramped brick-and-mortar pothooks — reminded me still more of Mr. and Mrs. Micawber.
    Chapters 25-27 (80% in)
  • 'Uriah Heep,' said Mr. Wickfield, in a monotonous forced way, 'is active in the business, Trotwood.
    Chapters 34-36 (59% in)
  • I had arrived early in the day, and we had still three or four hours before dinner; but she sat there, plying her knitting-needles as monotonously as an hour-glass might have poured out its sands.
    Chapters 37-39 (79% in)
  • At first, she seemed to wonder at the gentle compassion with which the Doctor spoke to her, and at his wish that she should have her mother with her, to relieve the dull monotony of her life.
    Chapters 40-42 (92% in)
  • My aunt informed me how he incessantly occupied himself in copying everything he could lay his hands on, and kept King Charles the First at a respectful distance by that semblance of employment; how it was one of the main joys and rewards of her life that he was free and happy, instead of pining in monotonous restraint; and how (as a novel general conclusion) nobody but she could ever fully know what he was.
    Chapters 58-60 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "monotonous" in David Copperfield.

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