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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.
  • tedious days traveling
  • Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.

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  • And among all these faces that he found so tedious, none seemed to bore him so much as that of his pretty wife.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
    Og Mandino
  • It was most pesky tedious hard work and slow,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • I will be brief, for my short date of breath Is not so long as is a tedious tale.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • O weary night, O long and tedious night, Abate thy hours!
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • I already felt worlds away from this courtroom and its tedious "proceedings."
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger

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  • It were a tedious difficulty, I think, to bring them to that prospect:
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Three dreadful days and nights dragged their tedious hours along,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • We spent tedious hours teaching ourselves the Tut language.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The thought of spending the rest of the day copying out the tedious Book of Numbers sobered me deeply as I watched my father go.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It was an annual event and I had always hated the tedious chore.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • It seems the notion of becoming a missionary struck her one evening she was getting ready for yet another tedious date, and lay in the tub thinking a convent would be better than the castle in which she lived.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • Returning were as tedious as...
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • with the tedious and minute care of a jeweler.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • In order, therefore, not to be tedious I shall try to present in a series of sketches only the episodes that seem to me to be the most interesting and important.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • These tedious old fools!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • It was tedious gathering the firewood; but it was grand when the fire blazed...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to hear;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • A man who marries without knowing Bunbury has a very tedious time of it.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • But it would be boring to go through all the tedious details of all the changes in their lives.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • We never worked so long or hard that it got tedious.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • What tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal,
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Neighbours, you are tedious.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • it was certainly a tedious party.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Streets that follow like a tedious argument
    Of insidious intent
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • You find it tedious?
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • Come, you are a tedious fool:
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • What I don’t like are tedious, practical people.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • that is the brief and the tedious of it
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • If all the year were playing holidays,
    To sport would be as tedious as to work;
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • ’Tis better, sir, than to be tedious.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • De Maurepas merely echoes what I say, which is comfortable but tedious.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • That 500th bullet turned tedious exercises into large-scale Russian roulette; you stop being bored the very first time you hear a slug go wheet!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • We left almost at once, going out the "front" way and had no trouble, no illusions, no traps, nothing but the fact that the "true path" was long and tedious.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • I made a little bitter grin as another soak of blood let itself through the drenched padding and started the tedious journey into my shoes.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil,
    Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Jem preached the longest, most tedious sermon she ever heard in her life.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I guess it would get tedious after five hundred years.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Tedious.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I found the religious prostrations of my saber-rattling born-again neighbors tedious.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Quite often it was tedious, and I’m not telling you the half of it.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The walk to the ballroom entrance was long and tedious.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "And it’s incredibly tedious," Will said.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Besides, I’d never let on to my husband, but the summer trips are tedious, just back and forth up and down the river.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Though if the next forty-nine hours and forty-five minutes are this tedious, she doesn’t know if she’ll be able to stand it.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
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