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tedious
used in The Poisonwood Bible

8 uses
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Definition
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
  • The thought of spending the rest of the day copying out the tedious Book of Numbers sobered me deeply as I watched my father go.
    Book 1 — Genesis (81% in)
tedious = boring or monotonous
  • Now, after stretching his wings he retracts them again, stretches out his head, and waddles, making his tedious way up one branch and down another.
    Book 2 — Revelation (52% in)
  • The cross-stitch itself was tedious, but the prospects were beautiful; Mother had the foresight to give me a botanical motif, knowing how I love green and growing things.
    Book 2 — Revelation (67% in)
  • At the great wooden table where we had spent many a tedious hour studying algebra and the Holy Roman Empire, we now sat down to take stock.
    Book 3 — Judges (22% in)
  • If he was even still listening, he must have considered me a tedious child.
    Book 3 — Judges (98% in)
  • Nelson drew his knife and knelt to help me with the tedious work of cutting through the tendons and peeling back the pelt.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (56% in)
  • For many tedious seconds I sat on the edge of my cot, swallowing indecision and tears.
    Book 5 — Exodus (48% in)
  • I can vaguely recall its twin red taillights ahead of us on the dark jungle road, bumping along tediously, and the false starts of an afternoon thundershower.
    Book 5 — Exodus (92% in)

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