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used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

6 uses
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boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
  • Three dreadful days and nights dragged their tedious hours along,
    Chapter 30 (91% in)
tedious = boring
  • Only the older pupils managed to keep their tickets and stick to their tedious work long enough to get a Bible, and so the delivery of one of these prizes was a rare and noteworthy circumstance; the successful pupil was so great and conspicuous for that day that on the spot every scholar's heart was fired with a fresh ambition that often lasted a couple of weeks.
    Chapter 4 (42% in)
  • Inspired by the splendor of his own act, he took without an outcry the most merciless flaying that even Mr. Dobbins had ever administered; and also received with indifference the added cruelty of a command to remain two hours after school should be dismissed—for he knew who would wait for him outside till his captivity was done, and not count the tedious time as loss, either.
    Chapter 20 (96% in)
  • All the tedious night the town waited for news; but when the morning dawned at last, all the word that came was, "Send more candles—and send food."
    Chapter 30 (77% in)
  • Another tedious wait at the spring and another long sleep brought changes.
    Chapter 31 (94% in)
  • The great foundation-beam of the door had been chipped and hacked through, with tedious labor; useless labor, too, it was, for the native rock formed a sill outside it, and upon that stubborn material the knife had wrought no effect; the only damage done was to the knife itself.
    Chapter 33 (6% in)

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