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  • He listened to the constant parade of sounds outside, footsteps, bicycle bells, the incessant squawking of crows and of the horns of cycle rickshaws in the lane so narrow that taxis could not fit.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • Allie woke early the next morning, forced by the incessant chirping of starlings,   (source)
    incessant = continuous (and often annoying)
  • Silently, Granger arose, felt his arms, and legs, swearing, swearing incessantly under his breath, tears dripping from his face.   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • I'm continually being scolded for my incessant chatter when I'm upstairs.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • His incessant, never-ending questions.   (source)
  • On the night before I was to leave for Indianapolis, Quentin spent the night at my house, not letting me sleep, drilling me incessantly on the details of the trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and differential equations we used for our rocket designs.   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • I was always telling her what to do, as if our birth order was a mistake that I was incessantly trying to correct.   (source)
  • There's incessant muttering and...   (source)
    incessant = continuous (and often annoying)
  • He knew she read incessantly--Shakespeare, Henry James, Dickens, Thomas Hardy--but he did not think this could fill her days.   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • She talked incessantly and pointed out places of interest.   (source)
  • the young man was an incessant conceiver of voyages, not a few of which he had actually taken:   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • Mahtob's tender skin was covered with huge blotches from the incessant plague of mosquito bites.   (source)
    incessant = continuous (and annoying)
  • The girl ... who practiced her radio voice incessantly—was not my friend.   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • The comments are so incessant and always so well-intentioned.   (source)
    incessant = continuous (never-ending)
  • 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.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • his wife had fallen into a deep depression and complained incessantly   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • In the days after Simon had first become a vampire, when he had thought he would never see daylight again, he'd found himself thinking incessantly about the sun and the sky.   (source)
  • The Arabs were attacking Jewish settlements ... and were incessantly harassing supply convoys.   (source)
  • He remembered the words his mother incessantly repeated when he was a youngster in the Bronx:   (source)
  • John travels incessantly:   (source)
  • Jorge complains incessantly about him, finding faults where there are none.   (source)
  • What he did encounter was incessant teasing at the hands of other students as tales of Kettlemouth's song flooded the campus.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • Usually she had to know everything; Mr. Rhodes, Dean, and Misty often called her Curious George and joked about her incessant why why why.   (source)
  • ...the old monk explains to him what will happen if the prayer is said incessantly.   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • Tayo talked to the corporal almost incessantly, walking behind him with his end of the blanket stretcher, telling him that it wasn't much farther now, and all down hill from there.   (source)
  • Wallace smoked incessantly...   (source)
  • this water ran and ran, incessantly it ran, and was nevertheless always there, was always at all times the same and yet new in every moment!   (source)
  • An incessant buzzing of helicopters filled the twilight.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • according to Japanese custom, when a person falls sick and goes to a hospital, one or more members of his family go and live there with him, to cook for him, bathe, massage, and read to him, and to offer incessant familial sympathy, without which a Japanese patient would be miserable indeed.   (source)
  • Tom talked incessantly,   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • Rambert talked incessantly, as if his nerves were out of hand.   (source)
  • Reporters incessantly badgered him for interviews.   (source)
  • When he was sitting, or standing still, he swayed back and forth incessantly, like a rocking toy.   (source)
  • He spoke unconcernedly, but his small light eyes glanced incessantly from the girl to me.   (source)
  • It's the incessant contact with the gentlemen of the court has that influence on me.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • A beautiful starlit night had followed on the day of incessant rain:   (source)
  • They chatted incessantly:   (source)
    incessantly = continuously/annoyingly
  • He noticed the incessant rumble of passing carriages, to which he had never before I wanted to see her, because, having incessantly sought to form a mental picture of her, I was unable, in the end, to do so, and did not know exactly to what my love corresponded.   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • He heard the click of tusks as they crossed other tusks by accident, and the dry rustle of trunks twined together, and the chafing of enormous sides and shoulders in the crowd, and the incessant flick and hissh of the great tails.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • life is an incessant struggle for existence   (source)
  • The ship was talking, as sailors say, loudly, treading the innumerable ripples with an incessant weltering splash   (source)
    incessant = continuous/annoying
  • The pain in his side oppressed him and seemed to grow worse and more incessant   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • The whole district north of the Vindhias is the theatre of incessant murders and pillage.   (source)
  • you incessantly stand on your head   (source)
    incessantly = continuously/annoyingly
  • ages of incessant labour by immortal creatures   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • I have hinted that I would often jerk poor Queequeg from between the whale and the ship—where he would occasionally fall, from the incessant rolling and swaying of both.   (source)
  • she looked sorrowful and weary--weary of incessant strife.   (source)
  • Incessant rain battered down above us,   (source)
  • Instead of singing like the birds, I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.   (source)
  • the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes   (source)
  • Louie was drained, both from the combat and the incessant quivering of the plane.†   (source)
  • But the incessant close labour demanded of these children caused them to go blind by the age of eight or nine, and their blindness was the measure by which the carpet-sellers valued and extolled their merchandise: This carpet blinded ten children, they would say.†   (source)
  • To strengthen my decision to add an American name, I had just finished fifth grade in Whittier, where all the kids incessantly called me "Ferocious."†   (source)
  • The film was entertaining in its way, he conceded, but what was one to make of Rosotsky's incessant return to the era of princes and princesses?†   (source)
  • "Dear Papa," he dictated, incessantly turning the music box around in his hands.†   (source)
  • I was also distracted by the incessant click of his skeletal index finger as he tapped his Flap button.†   (source)
  • Instead, he busied himself with the "miscellaneous" end of things, which is to say he played Psycho Dice incessantly and allowed Minerva to become a lurking presence around Mercer House.†   (source)
  • Then there was a bulky man in a chauffeur's uniform, who stood outside the group, and smoked incessantly.†   (source)
  • The pounding was distant and muffled, but incessant.†   (source)
  • Always there is the muted rattling of her father's tools inside his rucksack and the distant and incessant honking of automobile horns.†   (source)
  • Instead it showed an unglamorous face of dull complexity and incessant wrangling.†   (source)
  • I was so afraid that our lives would fall apart again that I tried to ignore the things that frightened me most: our da's continued love affair with drink, which a change in country did not change; Mam's black moods and rages; the incessant fighting between them.†   (source)
  • After months of incessant pleas from Six and me, Karen finally conceded and allowed me to enroll for my senior year.†   (source)
  • Chlorotic, with a sunken chest, he smoked incessantly, wore cheap shirts that had grayed in the wash, drank endless cups of sugary tea.†   (source)
  • Throughout the day on May 11, his friends and teammates incessantly begged him to make an effort to come down under his own power.†   (source)
  • And all of this took place against a background of hunger, of an incessant obsession with food, food, food.†   (source)
  • A ticking begins, an incessant, dangerous ticking.†   (source)
  • Despite the tremendous energies involved, the spacecraft was capable of placing a brief, coded squirt into the incessant babble of FTL bursts which tied the human portions of the galaxy together.†   (source)
  • Every State fan carried a cowbell, and rang it incessantly, as they hurled insults at the Ole Miss players.†   (source)
  • One male visitor, who had lost both his legs and made his way around the fair on false limbs and crutches, must have looked particularly knowledgeable, because another visitor peppered him incessantly with questions, until finally the amputee complained that the strain of answering so many questions was wearing him out.†   (source)
  • We listened to the incessant clicking of shutter release buttons, the rustling crank of levers that advanced the film.†   (source)
  • That whole morning Ammu talked incessantly.†   (source)
  • The landlord's wife did not actually shout, but one could hear her talking incessantly both late into the night as she and her husband went about their tasks, and again from very early this morning.†   (source)
  • She and Bram torment each other incessantly.†   (source)
  • And the way she held the harp between her legs made me think of …. well, the things that every boy of fifteen thinks about incessantly.†   (source)
  • Euclides was about twelve years old, and he was fast and clever and an incessant talker, with an eel's body that could slither through a bull's-eye.†   (source)
  • There were dogs that howled incessantly, dug incessantly, fought incessantly, humped incessantly, and bit incessantly.†   (source)
  • Group date, which didn't go well, as the object of my affection, Nathan Hobbs, only had eyes for the incessantly giggly and already well-developed Missy Dover."†   (source)
  • I remarked on his sleepless nights, his hundred-hour weeks, his incessant travel, as he hobbled along.†   (source)
  • They talk incessantly about the things they do, and I don't know how to do the things they do.†   (source)
  • Regrettably she shared many of Gottfried's vices; she was lazy and partied incessantly.†   (source)
  • Small flames flared incessantly here and there and they moved through shifting layers of smoke.†   (source)
  • His words fall upon my ears like the incessant caws of a crow.†   (source)
  • There was no sound close by, but behind and below them, from the water meadow on the nearer bank of the Test, came faintly the shrill, incessant fussing of a pair of sandpipers.†   (source)
  • Roran worked incessantly, nailing fence slats between houses, piling barrels full of rocks for makeshift walls, and dragging logs across the main road, which they blocked with two wagons tipped on their sides.†   (source)
  • Beneath us, cars edged along bumper to bumper, honking incessantly.†   (source)
  • "Cease the incessant chatter!" he barks, raking a hand through his thinning white hair.†   (source)
  • I had imagined this moment over and over, incessantly, for the last nine years.†   (source)
  • He'd be pressured to publish incessantly to get tenure.†   (source)
  • The idea of going around the country being congratulated for his presence in a photograph, following a month of witnessing death and incessant killing, simply did not connect with his rural, tribal, almost nineteenth-century frame of reference.†   (source)
  • The lightning is flashing incessantly outside the window, taunting me every time it lights up the sky.†   (source)
  • I could spend the whole day horseback riding, sleep anywhere, and eat anything I felt like without having to worry about my bladder, my liver, or any of the other organs people talk about incessantly.†   (source)
  • He was hounded incessantly by an impression of vital duties left unfulfilled and waited in vain for his responsibilities to overtake him.†   (source)
  • Babies crying, parents wailing out their grief, the PA incessantly paging doctors.†   (source)
  • I awoke happy that there was no school, but that incessant murmur on the tin roof immediately dampened the euphoria.†   (source)
  • The incessant hammering and sawing that had been going on outside for months, as the prison built a death chamber to accommodate Shay's sentence, had fallen silent.†   (source)
  • But Bethany had a hard time empathizing with her mother's incessant talk of being deserted by her man, particularly when she replaced him with other men, which she had no difficulty doing.†   (source)
  • People are incessant talkers—I can give you my word on that.†   (source)
  • WINTER IN AMERICA was a trial British soldiers could never get used to, any more than they could adjust to the incessant clamor of frogs on spring nights or American mosquitoes or the absence of decent beer.†   (source)
  • Ehe streets teem with people, and the cries of the peddlers are incessant.†   (source)
  • She hummed it incessantly after Paige's "accident."†   (source)
  • Through the blue dome of lightning Jessica spotted a few darklings hovering in the distance, their eyes radiant indigo in the glare of the incessant flashes.†   (source)
  • The Telephone Wakes Me It has rung incessantly, but not enough, it seems, to wake Mom and Daddy, who partied well into the wee hours of morning.†   (source)
  • To man, time is given like a piece of land, as it were, entrusted to him for faithful tilling; a space in which to strive incessantly, achieve self-realization, move onward and upward.†   (source)
  • Our talk back then was in fact one long and grave contention, an incessant quarrel, though to hear it now would be to recognize the usual forms of homely rancor and still homelier devotion, involving all the dire subjects of adolescencemy imperfect studies, my unworthy friends, the driving of his car, smoking and drinking, the whatever and whatever.†   (source)
  • IN FEBRUARY of 1912, plague ships called at Naples overnight with the wounded, the sick, and the dying, and an incessant gray rain fell on Rome.†   (source)
  • The rattle which had once delighted her sounded incessantly now, beating a complex, ever-changing rhythm in her cot.†   (source)
  • Leslie would allow me for the first time in my life to taste in a calm, exploratory way those varieties of bodily experience which until now had existed in my head like a vast and orgiastic, incessantly thumbed encyclopedia of lust.†   (source)
  • He joked incessantly, mimicked his teachers and classmates, and took infinite pleasure in teasing Gene Norris during class.†   (source)
  • She had never liked Africans and had come back raging about thieving and boastful politicians, the incessant lies and hate on the radio and in the newspapers, the bag-snatchings in daylight, the nightly violence.†   (source)
  • A trip to Salinas sixty miles to the north at the head of the valley was event enough for a year, and the incessant work on the ranch, the care and feeding and clothing of his bountiful family, took most of his time--but not all.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, the man was a comfort, his very existence satisfying in a world that incessantly demanded fine distinctions between things not worth a man's thinking about: a world of jokes to be puzzled out and laughed at in the right places (how many times, in how many grim rooms had Millie thrown back her head and white throat, and laughed while Hodge sat chuckling fierce and baffled, heavy as iron in his chair!†   (source)
  • Laughing and talking incessantly, she kept taking the handkerchief out and unthinkingly putting it back inside her sash or her sleeve.†   (source)
  • John Osborne was nervous and irritable though still efficient; he talked incessantly of his Ferrari.†   (source)
  • It rained so hard, so long and so incessantly that the thought of a period of no rain provoked a mild wonder.†   (source)
  • Across the table his incessant cigarette smoke came out of his nostrils in a double spout.†   (source)
  • A shrill incessant pedagogue about its own salvation-but nothing to say of your place in the State!†   (source)
  • Outside in the bush the cicadas shrilled incessantly, and her head ached; her limbs were heavy and tense.†   (source)
  • he was angry at Eddie Swanson for the incessant family bickering.   (source)
    incessant = continuously/annoyingly
  • It was this fixed idea which returned incessantly, which tortured him, which ate into his brain,   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • engaging the housekeeper in incessant conversation   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • The footsteps were incessant, and the hurry of them became more and more rapid.   (source)
    incessant = continuous (never stopping)
  • His restless eyes were in incessant motion behind his full-sized spectacles.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • It was only by incessant labour and personal supervision that Ethan drew a meagre living from his land   (source)
  • While she and Alexandra patched and pieced and quilted, she talked incessantly about stories she read in a Swedish family paper,   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • the others were running, in an incessant stream, as it seemed, from behind me, and away through the wood in front.   (source)
    incessant = continuous/annoying
  • Some seven hours' incessant, hard travelling brought us early in the morning to the end of a range of mountains.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • Through one of the broken panes I heard the rain impinge upon the earth, the fine incessant needles of water playing in the sodden beds.   (source)
  • the necessity for incessant watchfulness and for a prompt attention to any evidence of his movements.   (source)
  • When she moved about there was an incessant clicking as innumerable pottery bracelets jingled up and down upon her arms.   (source)
  • Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.   (source)
  • I spent my Saturday nights in New York because those gleaming, dazzling parties of his were with me so vividly that I could still hear the music and the laughter, faint and incessant, from his garden, and the cars going up and down his drive.   (source)
  • I couldn't sleep all night; a fog-horn was groaning incessantly on the Sound, and I tossed half-sick between grotesque reality and savage, frightening dreams.   (source)
    incessantly = continuously
  • At the gray tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low, sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor.   (source)
  • His eyes would drop slowly from the swinging light to the laden table by the wall, and then jerk back to the light again, and he gave out incessantly his high, horrible call: "Oh, my Ga-od!"   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • His eyes leaked continuously with excitement, and when I took the bag and umbrella from his hands he began to pull so incessantly at his sparse gray beard that I had difficulty in getting off his coat.   (source)
  • Through all these rapid visions, there ran an undefined, uneasy consciousness of pain, which wearied and tormented him incessantly.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    incessant = continuous
  • His steadiness, his freedom from all dissipation, his incessant industry (except when he chose to throw himself into a standing revery behind his screen), his great, stillness, his unalterableness of demeanor under all circumstances, made him a valuable acquisition.   (source)
  • And his jaw twitched impatiently from the incessant gnawing toothache, that prevented him from even speaking with a natural expression.   (source)
  • Moans, weeping, incessant chattering, screaming, all very faint.†   (source)
  • In Tokyo, the sirens sang so incessantly that the POWs began sleeping through them.†   (source)
  • They trained incessantly and practiced landing maneuvers at Hawke Bay, where the tides were bad.†   (source)
  • We need an occasional catastrophe to break up the incessant bombardment of information.†   (source)
  • He could still hear the incessant sound of lapping water.†   (source)
  • My flash burns were minor but incessantly painful.†   (source)
  • After three days he had tired of their incessant pleading, nagging, and knocking on the wall.†   (source)
  • The rain was hammering against the walls and roof; the old inn creaked under the incessant pressure.†   (source)
  • He reached out and grabbed the incessantly ringing instrument, pulling it to his ear.†   (source)
  • As though reciting a rosary, Dick incessantly whispered: "Is it good, baby?†   (source)
  • Someone who can teach him how to pray incessantly, and why.†   (source)
  • Baba Hajji was now demanding that I join in the incessant daily prayer rituals.†   (source)
  • Such "incessant dinners and dissipations" were not the objects of his mission to France.†   (source)
  • But meanwhile, I won't have my evening disturbed by the incessant interruption of a cell.†   (source)
  • A pot of food stewed incessantly on the stove for the convenience of anyone who was hungry.†   (source)
  • Thorough all this, he talked incessantly.†   (source)
  • Peter talked incessantly during the entire trip.†   (source)
  • November 10-12 Two days of incessant walking, mostly looking for jobs.†   (source)
  • The baby began crying at about two in the morning, and it cried almost incessantly till dawn.†   (source)
  • She hates seeing people at their worst, the sickly smell, the squeaky gurneys, the hallways with their drab paintings, the incessant paging overhead.†   (source)
  • "I don't want to talk to Jake," I said halfheartedly, already resigned to the Colonel's incessant planning."†   (source)
  • On the other hand, the incessant rain did not affect her, and she thought too late that perhaps Paris was not as gloomy as it had seemed, that Santa Fe did not have so many funerals passing along the streets.†   (source)
  • Like the women who sat in front of roaring fireplaces, drinking tea incessantly from silver trays full of scones and crumpets.†   (source)
  • The incessant rain tickled his cheeks and mixed with the blood from his mouth, dripping red by the time it hit the ground.†   (source)
  • The lich and I faced off one final time, at the very top of the playing field, both of us incessantly hitting our Flap buttons while slamming our joysticks left and right.†   (source)
  • Miss Sue not only tutored him, and got him reading and adding fractions, she mothered him incessantly.†   (source)
  • She dreamed incessantly, and in these dreams she was often in an unfamiliar but friendly place in which people with slow-motion mouths called her name.†   (source)
  • The riot of flowers is incessant.†   (source)
  • "Constant companion" meant "suffers separation anxiety," and "good watchdog" translated to "incessant barker."†   (source)
  • The silence of the desert was a distant dream; the travelers in the caravan were talking incessantly, laughing and shouting, as if they had emerged from the spiritual world and found themselves once again in the world of people.†   (source)
  • The gentle roll of the windwagon combined with the incessant rumble of the great wheel appeared to have already put the child to sleep.†   (source)
  • He buys the newspapers every day to scan the lists of released prisoners, and listens incessantly to one of three radios.†   (source)
  • I hadn't done drugs in months but for whatever reason, an evening nodding and unconscious in my bedroom at Hobie's had begun to seem like a perfectly reasonable response to the holiday lights, the holiday crowds, the incessant Christmas bells with their morbid funeral note, Kitsey's candy-pink notebook from Kate's Paperie with tabs reading MY BRIDESMAIDS MY GUESTS MY SEATING MY FLOWERS MY VENDORS MY CHECKLIST MY CATERING.†   (source)
  • During those first few days after the discovery of his identity and the lives they led, he and his father talked incessantly, the terrible silence finally broken.†   (source)
  • Carl Heine listened to the fog and to the sea, to the other boats moving off the bank with their whistles sounding incessantly and to the water softly lapping against his boat as he drifted with the tide, moving east.†   (source)
  • …up over the news and fussed over their children and gossiped about their neighbors and pored over restaurant reviews and founded charitable organizations and supported political candidates and attended the U.S. Open and dined and travelled and distracted themselves with all kinds of gadgets and devices, flooding themselves incessantly with information and texts and communication and entertainment from every direction to try to make themselves forget it: where we were, what we were.†   (source)
  • Near me is a family of eight-indigenie plantation workers returning from a biannual shopping expedition of their own to Keats-and although I do not mind the sound or scent of their caged pigs or the squeal of their food hamsters, the incessant, confused crowing of their poor befuddled rooster is more than I can stand some nights.†   (source)
  • Most of the passengers, above all the Europeans, abandoned the pestilential stench of their cabins and spent the night walking the decks, brushing away all sorts of predatory creatures with the same towel they used to dry their incessant perspiration, and at dawn they were exhausted and swollen with bites.†   (source)
  • With my hands I checked the knots and lashings incessantly, trying to read them the way a blind man would read Braille.†   (source)
  • People employed by Gregarious Games during this period say that Halliday frequently locked himself in his office, where he programmed incessantly, often going without food, sleep, or human contact for days or even weeks.†   (source)
  • …constructed, their paneless windows now staring sightlessly into the gaping mouths of their neighbors. lndigenies breeding like… like humans, I suppose… eyeless cripples, lungs burned out with air rot, squiring a nest of a dozen offspring, the children's skin scabrous by age five-standard, their eyes watering incessantly from the sting of an atmosphere which will kill them before they're forty, their smiles carious, their oily hair rife with lice and the blood bags of dracula ticks.†   (source)
  • Most of the passengers, above all the Europeans, abandoned the pestilential stench of their cabins and spent the night walking the decks, brushing away all sorts of predatory creatures with the same towel they used to dry their incessant perspiration, and at dawn they were exhausted and swollen with bites.†   (source)
  • I worried incessantly about them.†   (source)
  • Each worried incessantly about the other's health and well-being, at times to the point of making themselves ill.†   (source)
  • He paced in his stall incessantly.†   (source)
  • She should focus on her magnificent catch, Porcellino, should practice his whistling, and Max should enjoy a respite from their incessant bickering.†   (source)
  • By the time we reach the house, I'm bruised from the carriage's incessant bumping and my skirts wear mud an inch thick.†   (source)
  • Intermittent whistles of fishing boats clashed with the incessant screeching of the gulls; together they formed the universal sounds of the waterfront.†   (source)
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