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  • Her speech was interminable.
  • I’m stuck in interminable traffic.
  • He took all his pain and what was left of his strength and his long gone pride and he put it against the fish’s agony and the fish came over onto his side and swam gently on his side, his bill almost touching the planking of the skiff and started to pass the boat, long, deep, wide, silver and barred with purple and interminable in the water.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • And I think of rats again and how sometimes, to pass the interminable hours, Teacup and I would plot our campaign against the vermin, stratagems and tactics, waves of attack, each more ridiculous than the last, until she dissolved into hysterical laughter, and I gave her the same speech I gave Zombie on the firing range, the same lesson that now comes home to me, the fear that binds killer to prey and the bullet connecting both as if by a silver cord.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • I hoped, for his sake and mine, that the grueling thirty-six hours we’d braved to get this far—three airplanes, two layovers, shift-napping in grubby train stations, and now this interminable gut-churning ferry ride—would pay off.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • At any rate, the legions of Dantesque bureaucrats whom I visited in their gloomy, Formalin-smelling dens, where they spent interminable hours compiling dreary data or originating meaningless memos, did nothing to rouse in me much devotion to my new employment.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I couldn’t remember the last time minutes and hours stretched so interminably.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • An interminable hour passed.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The last days of school before Christmas seemed interminable.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Every time German soldiers banged on our door, we flashed the permits and held our collective breath for the brief but interminable inspections.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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  • Interminable seconds pass.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Some sections were gone altogether, and there were interminable, long detours and many changes of train.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The woman with the buxom frame, the hair in a bun, the interminable grin.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I also didn’t want to be grounded for an interminable length of time.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "Yes, here it is," he said, after an interminable pause to read a page.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He studied Cindy for what seemed an interminable duration, a deep, assessing stare that kept her on edge.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Finally, after an interminable wait, things began to change.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Then came an interminable stream of news and updates, much of it almost physically painful in its banality.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • An interminable dawn faded the stars out, and at last light, sad and grey, filtered into the shelter.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The moment stretched out and out, interminable.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The brief and interminable time of feeling suspended.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Up in the city, I tried for a while to list the quotations on an interminable amount of stock, then I fell asleep in my swivel-chair.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • All he had to do was to transfer to paper the interminable restless monologue that had been running inside his head, literally for years.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The speech for the defense seemed to me interminable.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • At least she’s learned not to respond to your interminable sermons.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Which was it? I tossed in my sheets and stared at the ceiling, dismayed at the thought of six laborious, interminable nights of yelda until I saw her again.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The time seemed interminable as we swept on our way, now in almost complete darkness, for the rolling clouds obscured the moon.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • To interminable, ineffaceable infamy!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The voices of the cannon were clamoring in interminable chorus.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Their stations in the chapel are interminable.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • For a frozen interminable moment he couldn’t remember the number, but then he remembered F4, and he pressed that.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • To him, the interminable waiting before a battle was as stressful as the actual fighting.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The waiting seemed interminable.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • I object only to the interminable comments and bewildering criticisms that teach but one thing: there are as many opinions as there are men.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • She was either on eBay or playing one of the interminable online strategy games she was addicted to.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I was so used to lunch being interminable, but this one had flown by.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • They sound like an interminable train crossing an endless trestle.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • Then, after an interminable time, as it seemed to us, crouching and peering through the hedge, came a sound like the distant concussion of a gun.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • In the middle of the night she woke up dreaming of huge white heads like turnips, that came trailing after her, at the end of interminable necks, and with vast black eyes.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • She thought of the long walk back to the house and it seemed interminable.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The alarmed colonists believed that the yells of the savages mingled with every fitful gust of wind that issued from the interminable forests of the west.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • So that it was the Psychologist himself who sent forth the model Time Machine on its interminable voyage.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • another flap of peritoneum had shot up from the depths, ready to be slipped into yet another bottle, the next of that slow interminable procession on the band.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • As I looked from their windows at the interminable granite-flecked moor rolling unbroken to the farthest horizon I could not but marvel at what could have brought this highly educated man and this beautiful woman to live in such a place.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He cried and cried interminably, and every fresh wail was greeted by bursts of laughter on the part of the man-animals.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The race seemed interminable.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Deborah and Theresa were happy because Ultima did many of the household chores they normally did, and they had more time to spend in the attic and cut out an interminable train of paper dolls which they dressed, gave names to, and most miraculously, made talk.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The train stopped at a place called Mojave in the middle of an interminable, still desert.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It would be reasonable to suppose that a routine time or an eventless time would seem interminable.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It was the grey look on his face that made me stop abruptly, and turn the pages until I found a paragraph on cricket, very practical and dull — Middlesex batting on a dry wicket at the Oval and piling up interminable dreary runs.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
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