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interminable
used in Brave New World

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Definition
seemingly endless; or long and unpleasant (often boring or annoying)
  • Whizz and then, click! the lift-hatches hew open; the bottle-liner had only to reach out a hand, take the flap, insert, smooth-down, and before the lined bottle had had time to travel out of reach along the endless band, whizz, click! another flap of peritoneum had shot up from the depths, ready to be slipped into yet another bottle, the next of that slow interminable procession on the band.
    p. 9.9
  • The Chief Bottler, the Director of Predestination, three Deputy Assistant Fertilizer-Generals, the Professor of Feelies in the College of Emotional Engineering, the Dean of the Westminster Community Singery, the Supervisor of Bokanovskification–the list of Bernard's notabilities was interminable.
    p. 156.8
  • What seemed an interminable stream of identical eight-year-old male twins was pouring into the room.
    p. 201.7

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