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Definition continuous — often in an annoying way
  • She grew annoyed by the child's incessant questions.
incessant = continuous
  • Night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city.
  • incessant = continuous
  • ... 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
  • incessantly = continuously
  • Jorge complains incessantly about him, finding faults where there are none.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • incessantly = continuously
  • His incessant, never-ending questions.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • incessant = continuous
  • The hum of the woods was pervasive; the crickets clicked their incessant symphony,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • incessant = continuous
  • Mahtob's tender skin was covered with huge blotches from the incessant plague of mosquito bites.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • incessant = continuous (and annoying)
  • Wallace smoked incessantly...
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • incessantly = continuously
  • Through all these rapid visions, there ran an undefined, uneasy consciousness of pain, which wearied and tormented him incessantly.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • incessantly = continuously
  • 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
  • incessantly = continuously
  • She talked incessantly and pointed out places of interest.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • incessantly = continuously
  • 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
  • incessantly = continuously
  • Allie woke early the next morning, forced by the incessant chirping of starlings,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • incessant = continuous (and often annoying)
  • 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
  • incessantly = continuously
  • his wife had fallen into a deep depression and complained incessantly
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • incessantly = continuously
  • 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
  • incessant = continuous
  • Rambert talked incessantly, as if his nerves were out of hand.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • incessantly = continuously
  • 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
  • incessant = continuous
  • It was this fixed idea which returned incessantly, which tortured him, which ate into his brain,
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
incessantly = continuously

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