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interminable
used in Light in August

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Definition
seemingly endless; or long and unpleasant (often boring or annoying)
  • Then it seemed an interminable while that he watched his tongue seek words, thinking quiet and swift, thought fleeing A man.
    Chapter 1 (78% in)
  • He was alone in the loading shed, making his steady and interminable journeys between the shed and the car, with a piece of folded tow sack upon his shoulder for a pad and bearing upon the pad stacked burdens of staves which another would have said he cold not raise nor carry, when Lena Grove walked into the door behind him, her face already shaped with serene anticipatory smiling, her mouth already shaped upon a name.
    Chapter 2 (76% in)
  • He had already entered; apparently he had been watching her and waiting during the whole blind interval of fumbling and interminable haste.
    Chapter 6 (47% in)
  • Sitting beside her on the dark cot while the light failed and at last her voice was without source, steady, interminable, pitched almost like the voice of a man, Christmas thought, 'She is like all the rest of them.
    Chapter 11 (38% in)
  • ...or a gunbutt or a knife than a pen) began to read to the child in Spanish from the book which he had brought with him from California, interspersing the fine, sonorous flowing of mysticism in a foreign tongue with harsh, extemporised dissertations composed half of the bleak and bloodless logic which he remembered from his father on interminable New England Sundays, and half of immediate hellfire and tangible brimstone of which any country Methodist circuit rider would have been proud.
    Chapter 11 (44% in)
  • He hears now only the myriad and interminable insects, leaning in the window, breathing the hot still rich maculate smell of the earth, thinking of how when he was young, a youth, he had loved darkness, of walking or sitting alone among trees at night.
    Chapter 13 (97% in)

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