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Definition the feeling of being bored by something that is uninteresting
  • I'm grateful I have others to deal with the tedium.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Sometimes I was off at midnight, sometimes not until two A.M. Tedium alternated with Grand Guignol, and Grand Guignol with high comedy.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • They hate the guards, they hate the food, they hate the tedium.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • I'm. pleased to have found a friend at these balls, where I expected to find only tedium... Does Ella (oops) Lela want more than friendship?
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Yet, hours into the night, I lay awake arguing with myself: relentless tedium, back and forth, what if, what if, what harm could it do?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I often thought of the tedium of life once one had seen all its surprises.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • If this was power, why did it taste like tedium?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • For there was one last letter, this one in code, seemingly innocuous in its babbling about hunting and the tedium of life in Niagara.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • To reduce the tedium of the journey, Orik played a game of riddles with Saphira.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Others, whose briefer span forbade their devoting themselves to studies so abstruse, beguiled the little tedium of the way with penny-papers.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Tedium is the worst pain.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • I have a memory of infinite tedium.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • It was Leora who bore the real tedium.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The rest was a tedium the queen knew well.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The tedium of that work is hard to conceive.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • [Despairingly] I am dying of this tedium.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya
  • But the view—of the blank face of the compound's outer wall—provided no relief from the tedium of the room.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He preferred to hunt and hawk, and leave the tedium to old Lord Arryn.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Inching to the pantry, I knew that this game, born out of monsoon tedium, was no longer that.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But, in the end, even that distraction with no expectation only increased the tedium.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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