The tedium of dread was forgotten when he began to find and make precise notes of a slackening of the epidemic, which was occurring nowhere except here at Carib.
Not till then did Martin completely realize that he was leaving Wheatsylvania—the tedium of Bert Tozer’s nagging—the spying of Pete Yeska and the Norbloms—the inevitability of turning, as so many unchanging times he had turned, south from the Leopolis road at the Two Mile Grove and following again that weary, flat, unbending trail—the superiority of Dr. Hesselink and the malice of Dr. Coughlin—the round which left him no time for his dusty laboratory—leaving it all for the achievement…
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I’m. pleased to have found a friend at these balls, where I expected to find only tedium… Does Ella (oops) Lela want more than friendship?
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
They hate the guards, they hate the food, they hate the tedium.