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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Foolish and irrelevant ideas strayed about his mind, as they always do in a time of tedious waiting.
  • It would be transformed into an endless church service; it would be holy, but tedious.
  • Though these young men unhappily fail to understand that the sacrifice of life is, in many cases, the easiest of all sacrifices, and that to sacrifice, for instance, five or six years of their seething youth to hard and tedious study, if only to multiply tenfold their powers of serving the truth and the cause they have set before them as their goal—such a sacrifice is utterly beyond the strength of many of them.
  • Why, it’s become extinct, been frozen; cracked, broken to bits, disintegrated into its elements, again ’the water above the firmament,’ then again a comet, again a sun, again from the sun it becomes earth—and the same sequence may have been repeated endlessly and exactly the same to every detail, most unseemly and insufferably tedious—"

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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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