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  • She grew annoyed by the child’s incessant questions.
  • Night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city.
  • ... we will plague thee with incessant wars.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  • like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thing, incessantly: "Get it done, get it done."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • Jorge complains incessantly about him, finding faults where there are none.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • His incessant, never-ending questions.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • The hum of the woods was pervasive; the crickets clicked their incessant symphony,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Mahtob’s tender skin was covered with huge blotches from the incessant plague of mosquito bites.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Wallace smoked incessantly...
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Through all these rapid visions, there ran an undefined, uneasy consciousness of pain, which wearied and tormented him incessantly.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist

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  • Allie woke early the next morning, forced by the incessant chirping of starlings,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • She talked incessantly and pointed out places of interest.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Pigwidgeon was so overexcited at the idea of a delivery he was flying around and around Harry’s head, hooting incessantly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He had patches of honey on his shirt, which were attracting a horde of flies and causing him to swat incessantly.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • He knew she read incessantly—Shakespeare, Henry James, Dickens, Thomas Hardy—but he did not think this could fill her days.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • his wife had fallen into a deep depression and complained incessantly
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • And now, for the last two days, the rains on this lower course of the river had been incessant, so that the old men had shaken their heads and talked of sixty years ago, when the same sort of weather, happening about the equinox, brought on the great floods, which swept the bridge away, and reduced the town to great misery.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Rambert talked incessantly, as if his nerves were out of hand.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • He was only dimly aware of his captor’s voice shouting above Yuga’s incessant moan and the din of the distant armies:
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • It was this fixed idea which returned incessantly, which tortured him, which ate into his brain,
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • She talked and laughed incessantly,
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The incessant rain made the fire sputter and send up whiffs of smoke with a sweet burnt smell.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • the young man was an incessant conceiver of voyages, not a few of which he had actually taken:
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I was always telling her what to do, as if our birth order was a mistake that I was incessantly trying to correct.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • the incessant weepings of my wife
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • ...the old monk explains to him what will happen if the prayer is said incessantly.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • John travels incessantly:
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • And talked. Spiritedly and incessantly.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The whole district north of the Vindhias is the theatre of incessant murders and pillage.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I became aware now of a hollow, wailing sound which issued incessantly from the garage, a sound which as we got out of the coupe and walked toward the door resolved itself into the words "Oh, my God!" uttered over and over in a gasping moan.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He spoke unconcernedly, but his small light eyes glanced incessantly from the girl to me.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • To the 26th of this month, I could not stir out, it raining incessantly;
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • This jerky and incessant motion was making me feel queasy.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Silently, Granger arose, felt his arms, and legs, swearing, swearing incessantly under his breath, tears dripping from his face.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • you incessantly stand on your head
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • I kicked and wiggled and struggled to get free from the incessant beating, but they held me tight and I could not throw them off.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • I’m continually being scolded for my incessant chatter when I’m upstairs.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The footsteps were incessant, and the hurry of them became more and more rapid.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It always hurt not to breathe like a normal person, incessantly reminding your lungs to be lungs, forcing yourself to accept as unsolvable the clawing scraping inside-out ache of underoxygenation.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • the necessity for incessant watchfulness and for a prompt attention to any evidence of his movements.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • life is an incessant struggle for existence
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • For nearly a year, he had been working incessantly, thinking only of putting aside enough money so that he could return to Spain with pride.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • An incessant buzzing of helicopters filled the twilight.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It was only by incessant labour and personal supervision that Ethan drew a meagre living from his land
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Incessant rain battered down above us,
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The ship was talking, as sailors say, loudly, treading the innumerable ripples with an incessant weltering splash
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • The flames cut the cool damp morning, crackled and did much to bring his spirits up, not to mention chasing away the incessant mosquitoes.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • My driver ... drove nonchalantly and recklessly, averting collisions by the thinnest of margins, all without so much as a pause in the incessant stream of words spewing from his mouth:
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It’s like he’s trying to make up for Mom’s incessant worrying, but he never asks what’s been going on or how I’m holding up.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The Arabs were attacking Jewish settlements ... and were incessantly harassing supply convoys.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
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