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monotonous
used in Catch-22

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Definition
lacking in variety — typically boring
  • The engines droned on monotonously like a fat, lazy fly.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (17% in)
  • It was a monotonous job, and Yossarian was disappointed to learn that the lives of enlisted men were only slightly more interesting than the lives of officers.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (13% in)
  • To break the monotony he invented games.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (14% in)
  • When that grew monotonous he wrote, 'Irving Washington.'
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (20% in)
  • He found them too monotonous.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (22% in)
  • Suddenly there was the monotonous old drone of bombers returning from a mission, and the firemen had to roll up their hoses and speed back to the field in case one of the planes crashed and caught fire.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (51% in)
  • Occasionally, the monotony was broken by some officer or enlisted man Sergeant Towser referred to him on some matter that Major Major was unable to cope with and referred right back to Sergeant Towser for sensible disposition.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (44% in)
  • Signing Washington Irving's name to official documents was not much of a career, perhaps, but it was less monotonous than signing 'Major Major Major.'
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (54% in)
  • When Washington Irving did grow monotonous, he could reverse the order and sign Irving Washington until that grew monotonous.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (55% in)
  • When Washington Irving did grow monotonous, he could reverse the order and sign Irving Washington until that grew monotonous.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (55% in)
  • Like Washington Irving, he could be reversed with good effect whenever he grew monotonous.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (73% in)
  • John Milton threw open whole new vistas filled with charming, inexhaustible possibilities that promised to ward off monotony forever.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (74% in)
  • Major Major went back to Washington Irving when John Milton grew monotonous.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (74% in)
  • He carried a shotgun in his jeep and spent the monotonous hours there shooting it at birds and at the plum tomatoes that did grow there in untended rows and were too much trouble to harvest.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (18% in)
  • He sat gazing in clammy want at her full red lips and dimpled cheeks as he listened to Major Danby describe in a monotonous, didactic male drone the heavy concentrations of flak awaiting them at Avignon, and he moaned in deep despair suddenly at the thought that he might never see again this lovely woman to whom he had never spoken a word and whom he now loved so pathetically.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (69% in)
  • The valve Orr was dismantling was about the size of a thumb and contained thirty-seven separate parts, excluding the casing, many of them so minute that Orr was required to pinch them tightly between the tips of his fingernails as he placed them carefully on the floor in orderly, catalogued rows, never quickening his movements or slowing them down, never tiring, never pausing in his relentless, methodical, monotonous procedure unless it was to leer at Yossarian with maniacal mischief.
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (67% in)

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