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monotonous
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Definition
lacking in variety — typically boring
  • It seemed as though her grief were breaking forth more violently than usual; and she could be heard outside lamenting in a loud and monotonous voice which rent the heart.
    2.8.5 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 5 — The Mother (33% in)
  • Two things only seemed alive in that cavern; the wick of the lantern, which sputtered on account of the dampness of the atmosphere, and the drop of water from the roof, which cut this irregular sputtering with its monotonous splash, and made the light of the lantern quiver in concentric waves on the oily water of the pool.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (26% in)
  • But a few heads of priests could be seen moving confusedly in the distant choir stalls, and, at the moment when the great door opened, there escaped from the church a loud, solemn, and monotonous chanting, which cast over the head of the condemned girl, in gusts, fragments of melancholy psalms,— "~Non timebo millia populi circumdantis me: exsurge, Domine; salvum me fac, Deus~!"
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (60% in)
  • The monotonous rocking of the boat and the ripple of the water had, in some sort, quieted the unhappy Claude.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (43% in)
  • The monotonous chanting of the celebrants, the responses of the people to the priest, sometimes inarticulate, sometimes thunderous, the harmonious trembling of the painted windows, the organ, bursting forth like a hundred trumpets, the three belfries, humming like hives of huge bees, that whole orchestra on which bounded a gigantic scale, ascending, descending incessantly from the voice of a throng to that of one bell, dulled her memory, her imagination, her grief.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (14% in)

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