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tedious
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

5 uses
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Definition
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
  • , which some have censured as impertinent, and tediously repeated.
    Preface (53% in)
  • Longinus, in an oft quoted passage, merely expressed an opinion touching the comparative inferiority of the Odyssey to the Iliad,(21) and, among a mass of ancient authors, whose very names(22) it would be tedious to detail, no suspicion of the personal non-existence of Homer ever arose.
    Introduction (35% in)
  • In other cases, I believe the best rule is, to be guided by the nearness, or distance, at which the repetitions are placed in the original: when they follow too close, one may vary the expression; but it is a question, whether a professed translator be authorized to omit any: if they be tedious, the author is to answer for it.
    Preface (80% in)
  • Few leagues removed, we wish our peaceful seat, When the ship tosses, and the tempests beat: Then well may this long stay provoke their tears, The tedious length of nine revolving years.
    Book 2 (36% in)
  • Go then—digest my message as ye may— But here this night let reverend Phoenix stay: His tedious toils and hoary hairs demand A peaceful death in Pthia's friendly land.
    Book 9 (67% in)

There are no more uses of "tedious" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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