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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TEDIUM

Bob, thus forming his Utopian plans, forgot the tedium of the trail.

And now the tedium of such a life was plainer to her than it would have been then.

Cassy foresaw, too, that the tedium would not be attenuated by Paliser's conversation.

A payday now and then didn't make up for the tedium of labor.

The tedium of futile undertakings will oppress us from the first moment.

And, in fact, there was now an end of tedium—but of other things also!

The weather doubled the time and the tedium of the passage of this ridge.

After so much excitement, the king was seized with a cruel fit of tedium.

She went to be measured for a gown and could not support the tedium of the operation.

But again the tedium and the sense of the falsity of the spoken word put her off.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin taedium "weariness, disgust," related to taedet "it is wearisome," and to taedere "to weary." Possible cognates are Old Church Slavonic tezo, Lithuanian tingiu "to be dull, be listless."

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