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tedium
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
the feeling of being bored by something that is uninteresting
  • Others, whose briefer span forbade their devoting themselves to studies so abstruse, beguiled the little tedium of the way with penny-papers.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (29% in)
  • Hepzibah troubled her auditor, moreover, by innumerable sins of emphasis, which he seemed to detect, without any reference to the meaning; nor, in fact, did he appear to take much note of the sense of what she read, but evidently felt the tedium of the lecture, without harvesting its profit.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (13% in)

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