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tedious
used in Arrowsmith

8 uses
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Definition boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
  • He was particularly tedious in materia medica.
    Chapter 5 (10% in)
  • He produced antitoxin in the test-tube, which meant that it would be possible to immunize against certain diseases without tediously making sera by the inoculation of animals.
    Chapter 13 (43% in)
  • But most of the processes were incomparably tedious: removing samples of the culture every six hours, making salt suspensions of corpuscles in small tubes, recording the results.
    Chapter 27 (2% in)
  • He never knew they were tedious.
    Chapter 27 (3% in)
  • No more than hearty business men in offices or fussy old men in villages are researchers free from the tedious vice of jovial commenting.
    Chapter 30 (86% in)
  • She was gone, yet she had never been so much with him as through that tedious hour when the steamer was lost beyond the horizon, a line edged with silver wire.
    Chapter 35 (83% in)
  • Hers was a palace, and palaces, whether they are such very little ones as Joyce's, with its eighteen rooms, or Buckingham or vast Fontainebleau, are all alike; they are choked with the superfluities of pride, they are so complete that one does not remember small endearing charms, they are indistinguishable in their common feeling of polite and uneasy grandeur, they are therefore altogether tedious.
    Chapter 37 (7% in)
  • But amid the pretentious splendor which Roger Lanyon had accumulated, Joyce was not tedious.
    Chapter 37 (7% in)

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