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I’m going to have to spend all of Saturday running errands and doing mundane chores.
  ordinary or lacking interest or excitement — possibly to the point of being boring

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belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly
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  • I’m going to have to spend all of Saturday running errands and doing mundane chores.
  • Her art mesmerizes us with mundane objects by blowing them out of proportion.
  • Broaden your minds, my dears, and allow your eyes to see past the mundane!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • One particular July day began like any other mundane day, in my now slave-like existence.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It

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  • The question was so mundane I had to laugh. A headache? Did I have a headache? I was living a nightmare inside a nightmare.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • there weren’t many obstacles you could skate around on the ground floor except the kitchen table, and that got mundane after awhile.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • This is a time when the veil between the mundane world and the strange and beautiful realms of the Goddess become[s] thin indeed.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Does this sound horribly mundane?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • They were there, or would be there, because of the simple, mundane things Eddie had done in his life,
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • The talk turns mundane at times, with complaints of low pay, hard hours, bratty children.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • ...rising above mundane, towering over ordinary.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • No mundane doctor would know how to heal those wounds.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He wore his most mundane clothes—jeans, a white shirt, and a dark jacket over them.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Boys have given me the butterflies before, but I usually have more control over my susceptibility to such mundane movements.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • From outside, the Institute looked to mundane eyes like the ruins of an old Spanish mission.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • She and Colin remained friendly, but it was all so superficial, and Colin felt like they ought to be talking about the big issues of mattering and love and capital-t Truth and Alpo, but they only talked about the mundane business of taking oral histories.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Now I get my picture snapped with Bryn as we do stuff as mundane as grab a coffee from Starbucks or take a walk through Runyon Canyon.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • When she turned to him after every seemingly mundane part of her job, the screen danced brightly in his eyes, his face rapt—like he’d never seen anything more interesting in his life.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Therefore every man has perfect freedom, provided he emancipates himself from mundane desires.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I was halfway through the title piece explaining how the myth of the dragon in all likelihood evolved from the much more mundane draccus when a scriv appeared at my elbow.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The house was still a terrible mess, and because I felt there was so much improving to do, it was clear I shouldn’t include my daughter in the mundane drudgeries.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Poems to mythological women who consumed and overcame mundane lives.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • It was one of his favorite things about Earth, how mundane stuff like washing your feet suddenly felt like a huge deal.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I think she didn’t want anything as mundane as laundry polluting the view of her herbaceous borders.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Our lives will become mundane and boring and I’ll have to divorce you and marry a wife who’s twenty years younger than me so I can have a lot more firsts and you’ll be stuck raising the kids."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Mundane and real and what her everyday life was made of, and I realized how much we didn’t know each other and what a shame that was.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • However, somewhere between ages sixteen and nineteen I realized that most lawyers never meet even one man falsely accused of some heinous crime and that many of the more mundane legal tasks require about as much imagination as testing a streptococcus culture.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • By their nature, most personal letters or diary entries were descriptive rather than reflective, concerned with day-to-day events in the army and at home—with the weather, food, sickness, and other mundane concerns.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Too bad," he said again, after a prolonged pause that was almost unendurable in the burden it imposed on the silently spun-out seconds, "too bad our celebration will be of a more mundane stripe.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • My gratitude for these mundane enjoyments amazes me.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • And as an ongoing prospect, after Amsterdam, which was really my Damascus, the way station and apogee of my Conversion as I guess you’d call it, I continue to be immensely moved by the impermanence of hotels: not in any mundane Travel-and-Leisure way but with a fervor bordering on the transcendent.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • The ordinary, utterly mundane reason behind the massacre makes it somehow more terrible, and far more depressing.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Because I was alone, however, even the mundane seemed charged with meaning.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • We kept the windows closed so neighbors could not hear any discussion that strayed from the mundane into anything vaguely political.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But Hopton Stoddard could not be aroused to any enthusiasm for a Home nor for any mundane institution.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The distinction between the poor teachings of mundane science and our sacred all-embracing teaching is clear to me.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Alec could detect the presence of a glamour: any mundane looking up would see a concrete wall, but he saw an open doorway.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • You should use magic only for tasks that can’t be accomplished the mundane way.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Gran twitters on for another five minutes, filling me in on mundane news: Heather has decided she wants to become a librarian.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Even the mundane could feel magical.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • It is as mundane as the rainstorm we cannot predict.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • "I’m okay, thanks," I replied mundanely.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Holly and I could be scanning Earth, alighting on one scene or another for a second or two, looking for the unexpected in the most mundane moment.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • To most of the world, perhaps, a minor prison riot in Congo—five dead, fourteen escaped—was a mundane event, especially against the backdrop of the five-million-plus lives lost in the country’s most recent civil war.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • She was a mundane, she’d been a stranger, there’d been no sense in wanting her.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • A spell costs the same amount of energy as it would to complete the task through mundane means.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Goblin’s silver repels mundane dirt, imbibing only that which strengthens it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • To have been Belshazzar, King of Babylon; and to have been Belshazzar, not haughtily but courteously, therein certainly must have been some touch of mundane grandeur.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • We didn’t have to catch our breath or rest or eat or even use the bathroom; we had no more mundane human needs.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
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