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monotonous
used in The Mill on the Floss

7 uses
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Definition
lacking in variety — typically boring
  • What novelty is worth that sweet monotony where everything is known, and loved because it is known?
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (95% in)
  • No woman is; she can always incline him to do either what she wishes, or the reverse; and on the composite impulses that were threatening to hurry Mr. Tulliver into "law," Mrs. Tulliver's monotonous pleading had doubtless its share of force; it might even be comparable to that proverbial feather which has the credit or discredit of breaking the camel's back; though, on a strictly impartial view, the blame ought rather to lie with the previous weight of feathers which had already placed...
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (70% in)
  • As for Tom's school course, it went on with mill-like monotony, his mind continuing to move with a slow, half-stifled pulse in a medium uninteresting or unintelligible ideas.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Golden Gates Are Passed (18% in)
  • "Sit down, sit down," said Mr. Deane, relapsing into his accounts, in which he and the managing-clerk remained so absorbed for the next half-hour that Tom began to wonder whether he should have to sit in this way till the bank closed,—there seemed so little tendency toward a conclusion in the quiet, monotonous procedure of these sleek, prosperous men of business.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (23% in)
  • And now her lot was beginning to have a still, sad monotony, which threw her more than ever on her inward self.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (12% in)
  • The voice that said this made sweet music to Maggie; but athwart it there came an urgent, monotonous warning from another voice which she had been learning to obey,—the warning that such interviews implied secrecy; implied doing something she would dread to be discovered in, something that, if discovered, must cause anger and pain; and that the admission of anything so near doubleness would act as a spiritual blight.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (62% in)
  • But the severe monotonous warning came again and again,—that she was losing the simplicity and clearness of her life by admitting a ground of concealment; and that, by forsaking the simple rule of renunciation, she was throwing herself under the seductive guidance of illimitable wants.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (7% in)

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