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Definition seemingly endless; or long and unpleasant (often boring or annoying)
  • Her speech was interminable.
interminable = seemingly endless (and probably boring)
  • I'm stuck in interminable traffic.
  • interminable = seemingly endless
  • Mr. Summers was very good at all this; in his clean white shirt and blue jeans, with one hand resting carelessly on the black box, he seemed very proper and important as he talked interminably to Mr. Graves and the Martins.
    Shirley Jackson  --  The Lottery
  • interminably = seemingly without end
  • 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
  • interminable = seemingly endless
  • The drive seemed interminable.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • These guilty criminals with their interminable appeals!
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Some sections were gone altogether, and there were interminable, long detours and many changes of train.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Interminable seconds passed during which Dart could hear nothing but his own jagged breathing.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Interminably he wondered what They were saying of him.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The waiting seemed interminable.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The moment stretched out and out, interminable.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • At the desk an American was arguing interminably with the clerk about the rate of exchange.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • 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 enforced passivity of their defence, the interminable waiting, became insupportable.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • She was either on eBay or playing one of the interminable online strategy games she was addicted to.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • It began to move slowly, interminably.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • The forest seemed interminable; nowhere did he discover a break in it, not even a woodman's road.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • The time seemed to drag interminably.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • To interminable, ineffaceable infamy!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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