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incessant
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
continuous — often in an annoying way
  • And now, for the last two days, the rains on this lower course of the river had been incessant, so that the old men had shaken their heads and talked of sixty years ago, when the same sort of weather, happening about the equinox, brought on the great floods, which swept the bridge away, and reduced the town to great misery.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (3% in)
incessant = continuous
  • Mrs. Tulliver, desiring her daughter to have a curled crop, "like other folks's children," had had it cut too short in front to be pushed behind the ears; and as it was usually straight an hour after it had been taken out of paper, Maggie was incessantly tossing her head to keep the dark, heavy locks out of her gleaming black eyes,—an action which gave her very much the air of a small Shetland pony.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (86% in)
  • In that case, the linnet-throated soprano and the full-toned bass singing,— "With thee delight is ever new, With thee is life incessant bliss," believed what they sang all the more because they sang it.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (65% in)
  • My bliss is not incessant, for I must gallop home.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (71% in)

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