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tedious
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
  • When I think of formal scientific method an image sometimes comes to mind of an enormous juggernaut, a huge bulldozer...slow, tedious lumbering, laborious, but invincible.
    Part 2 (12% in)
  • It was way too tedious and difficult for a course in freshman composition.
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • So I spent more than a year reading the very long and sometimes very tedious history of philosophy in a search for duplicate ideas.
    Part 3 (51% in)
  • In some intermittents you have to resign yourself to a long fishing expedition, but no matter how tedious that gets it's never as tedious as taking the machine to a commercial mechanic five times.
    Part 3 (86% in)
  • In some intermittents you have to resign yourself to a long fishing expedition, but no matter how tedious that gets it's never as tedious as taking the machine to a commercial mechanic five times.
    Part 3 (86% in)

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