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Usage examples for tedious

  1. It would be a difficult and tedious undertaking to chase through all the diplomatic records of seventy years the references to Cuba and its affairs. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  2. I never liked him, nor indeed well understood him: truly I had not the courage to read him all, because I thought him for the most part tedious – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  3. It was a long climb, and the latter part of it tedious by reason of the growing darkness and the weariness of the horses. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  4. Virginia looked forward to seeing the Emperor from her own windows; as according to her calculation, there was an hour to spare; but at the station they were told by the driver of the carriage sent to meet them, that the crowd in the streets being already very great, he feared it would be a tedious undertaking to get through. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  5. He immediately sent for him, came with him, and had the courage, uncommon to a man of his rank, to remain with me during the operation which was cruel and tedious – The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book XI. by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  6. It is tedious remember. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  7. " Look here, Harry, if an engagement for two years is tedious to you-" " Of course it is tedious – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  8. These things are always so tedious – The Instant of Now by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  9. The progress was rendered very tedious and difficult, by the large trunks and branches of trees, which had been blown down by the storm of the 30th December, over and amongst which the weak horses kept constantly falling. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  10. They were powerless to act, except after tedious reference to the will of their masters, the provincial boards. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  11. It would be a tedious and unnecessary task to subject each of these bits of evidence to empirical criticism. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  12. There are verses enough of this sort to reach across the Atlantic; and they are not the worst thing about it either, or the most tedious – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  13. Pass we o'er five tedious years. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  14. Roland borrowed a newspaper, and sat down to while away a tedious evening. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  15. Have you explained so many terms that your narrative is rendered tedious – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  16. Solitude is a dear jewel for men whose days are spent in the tedious this- and- that of trade. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  17. It was tedious work getting through. – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  18. Newton and his father were ushered into the parlour, where he found his uncle precisely in the same position as when he last saw him;- it would almost have appeared that he had not quitted his seat during Newton's tedious voyage. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  19. The banker, Mr. Ponsonby, also made the tedious journey to Halgrave; he came out of respect for death in the abstract, and also because he expected affairs would want looking to, and it would suit him better to do it now than later. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  20. I shall not take you through the tedious details of the trial, but will hasten over such portions as closely touch the fate of our friends. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
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