Usage examples for monotonous

  1. A five- hundred mile race around a track is rather a monotonous affair, except for what happens, and things very soon began to happen at this race. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  2. But there was nothing else to do, so she went to bed, and tossed there for hours in a sort of monotonous agitation. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  3. For a time, perhaps; but it would become dull and monotonous, I should think. – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  4. But at last he spoke, and then came the old monotonous sentence, Beggin' your pardon, miss, an' hopin' there's no offense, I can't do it. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  5. In the first place the work was monotonous, and the mind naturally sought a channel of entertainment, rather than of thought; in the second place, one got accustomed to the line of talk popular with the boys and unless he mixed with them he was out of the swim and in a cold, silent current of his own. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  6. " He was a coward not to tell you-" " He was honourable about it," said Virginia, in the same monotonous voice. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  7. It was monotonous work. – Tales of War by Lord Dunsany
  8. And so his mind travelled round with monotonous return, always to that old time, and those old scenes, and all the pain of them. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. Mrs Stone was knitting steadily on, as if there were nothing more interesting to her at the moment than her monotonous work. – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  10. Besides, the life on the farm was monotonous. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  11. I couldn't be so monotonous if I tried." – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  12. Nearly three weeks of monotonous, heart- breaking travel had thus passed, and they reached the shores of Pelly Bay. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely
  13. Whilst mourning over this horrible scene of monotonous desolation, and wondering why such regions were created in vain, we came upon The Wells of Mislah, where we encamped for the day. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. Do you not think that for a man of his temperament existence at Erlach Court would be a trifle monotonous?" – Erlach Court by Ossip Schubin
  15. Nan's frame of mind was slightly monotonous. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  16. It's an exciting run, he said, and even life in Winnipeg grows monotonous. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  17. But there seemed at this time to be a monotonous regularity about her visits to the poor, which told to Lady Staveley's mind- she hardly knew what tale. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  18. The parson, who since his entrance had been walking up and down the small room with his hands behind him, glanced now and then at the young lady, but not speaking, at length paused from that monotonous exercise by the chair of his wife, and touched her shoulder. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. As even the finest landscape, seen daily, becomes monotonous, so does the most beautiful face, unless a beautiful nature shines through it. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  20. I suppose that it is your work which keeps you from feeling life dull and monotonous. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant