Usage examples for tedium

  1. But, as we have prepared for a campaign, and our brave soldiers, who already scent the battle, would but impatiently bear the tedium of peace and might become dangerous, we are inclined, notwithstanding, to send our valiant troops over the Alps. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  2. Being a good traveller, it seemed to me wise to prepare to while away the tedium of the long easy journey to the fourth floor with a friendly chat. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  3. It was there that she had first been subjected to the unendurable tedium of Sabbath Day observances. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  4. Like many whose sight is failing, and to whom the tastes and memories of childhood are returning, the poor old man found increasing delight in a picture which suggested a great deal, and aided him to imagine more; and he would often beguile his tedium by the hour with the illustrated journals. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  5. The following is a translated specimen of one of the old songs chanted for the diversion of children, or to lessen the tedium of a long canoe journey. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  6. He came in about six in the afternoon, jaded from the delivery of a suburban lecture, and the consequent tedium of suburban travel, and discovered Marjorie examining the effect of a new picture which had replaced the German print of sunlit waves over the dining- room mantelpiece. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  7. Matters were at this pass when the attention of du Verney was attracted by the young music master of Mesdames, now growing restless under the tedium of his showy but irksome charge. –  by
  8. Mrs. Smiley complained of the tedium of sitting. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  9. He must support the tedium of frequent references to the religious element in this part of English history, for without it there would never have been any English history at all. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  10. To Mouston Gillian's periodical visits to the village were a tedium endured for the sake of the coveted seat beside her. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  11. I am very glad you have come, my dear niece, he said, to relieve the tedium of our uneventful existence. –  by
  12. But the tedium of sitting there in the dark and on a pointed stone was becoming intolerable. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  13. Was he not, in such doings, following in the steps of Congreve- the man who insisted that the work that made him famous had been written for the sole purpose of whiling away the tedium of convalescence after an illness? – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  14. Put at ease by the commissary's conduct toward her, Janice entered eagerly into the gaiety with which the army beguiled the tedium of winter quarters. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  15. To remedy this tedium he tries visiting; for the houses of his old friends were always open to him, and he had a welcome everywhere. – Charles Lamb by Barry Cornwall
  16. Every condition was as if arranged for a special occasion, or to recompense us for the tedium of the horse latitudes. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  17. In the hour of sickness, and the tedium of waiting for spring, men from the same region will best console and relieve each other. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  18. While these several movements were in operation, which consumed some time, the old bachelor relieved the tedium of Peter's impatience by the following speech:- " Mr. Denbigh! – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  19. To call " Otho the Great" an excellent drama would not be possible; but it can be read without tedium and contains vigorous passages, and lines and images moulded with a fine poetic ardour. – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti