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Definition hard, unpleasant, and boring work
  • To me, housework is drudgery.
  • the drudgery of carefully reading another contract
  • I work sixty hours a week, but very few feel like drudgery.
  • He awoke in the morning with a sinking heart because he must go through another day of drudgery.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • George was taken home, and put to the meanest drudgery of the farm.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Before Peter, weight training had always been drudgery; now I was addicted.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • drudgery = hard, unpleasant, and boring work
  • ...the students themselves would be taught to see not only utility in labour, but beauty and dignity; would be taught, in fact, how to lift labour up from mere drudgery and toil, and would learn to love work for its own sake.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • drudgery = hard, unpleasant, and boring work
  • Official work here was not the stiff, hopeless drudgery that it was in Moscow.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He would hire two others to do the drudgery and leave her as Mammy-in-chief.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Denisov then relieved him from drudgery and began taking him with him when he went out on expeditions and had him enrolled among the Cossacks.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And this is the thanks I get for all my drudgery in my old age," she said, bursting into tears.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The unpleasantness, the work, the drudgery, it would fall on Thalia.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I am old, old, very old and never shall be very well—certainly while in this office, for the drudgery of it is too much for my years and strength.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I dress quickly, hoping to get to her before Cook sets us to our daily drudgery.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • All the basic labour-saving devices were in evidence: at least, Jean admitted, there was no danger of reverting to the dark ages of domestic drudgery.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • He had surprised her in her drudgery.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • He did the cooking for the other men in the fort, the dish-washing and the drudgery.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • They are also days filled with the anxiety and drudgery of being a young mother with your first baby.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • But, though everybody was kind and ready to help us, there was only one hand that could turn drudgery into pleasure.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • 'Actually, I was spared that drudgery,' replied Wadsworth haughtily.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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