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tedious
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • A new governor arrived; it would have been too tedious to acquire the names of the prisoners; he learned their numbers instead.
  • Three days passed—seventy-two long tedious hours which he counted off by minutes!
  • "Ah," said Dantes, "you might well endure the tedious delay; you were constantly employed in the task you set yourself, and when weary with toil, you had your hopes to refresh and encourage you."
  • The study does not take long; it was acting as a supernumerary that was so tedious.
  • "It is very interesting," he said, "but it must be very tedious for a lifetime."
  • Twenty minutes, twenty tedious minutes, passed thus, then ten more, and at last the clock struck the half-hour.
  • You condemned me to a horrible, tedious death; you killed my father; you deprived me of liberty, of love, and happiness.
  • "In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it."

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  • endured another of her tedious lectures
  • The work gets tedious, but after I "pay my dues" I anticipate being promoted to more interesting work.

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