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monotonous
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4 uses
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Definition
lacking in variety — typically boring
  • You are fresh from a night journey, I understand, which is in itself a monotonous occupation.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (9% in)
  • The most lay silent, but some muttered to themselves, and others talked together in a strange, low, monotonous voice, their conversation coming in gushes, and then suddenly tailing off into silence, each mumbling out his own thoughts and paying little heed to the words of his neighbour.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (10% in)
  • "Oh, my night could not be called monotonous," said he, and laughed.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (9% in)
  • Now and then I hazarded some remark to break the monotony of the journey, but the colonel answered only in monosyllables, and the conversation soon flagged.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (45% in)

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