MONOTONOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MONOTONOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
monotonous
 a.  boring; dull; tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
Classic Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
1  "That girl that's coming told me she was used to a house where they had a furnace," Zeena persisted with the same monotonous mildness.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  The monotonous rows of soldiers' graves at Oakland Cemetery stretched longer every day.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  Chilling winds swept beneath the doorsills and rattled the loose windowpanes with a monotonous tinkling sound.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  She opened it at the middle and began to read in a clear monotonous voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
5  In details the men were unlike, yet they said the same things in the same hearty monotonous voices.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  But the cabbage and Mrs. Calibree's monotonous "I don't know what we're coming to with all this difficulty getting hired girls" were gumming her eyes with drowsiness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  The prospect was unlimited, but exceedingly monotonous and forbidding; not the slightest variety that I could see.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
8  He talked in a monotonous, insistent way.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In III
9  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 By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
10  She spoke in a monotonous, dull tone.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
11  Outside the soft, monotonous splash of a fountain could be heard; the sound penetrated into the room with the heavy odor of jessamine that came through the open windows.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
12  They dance in monotonous measure, round after round, hour after hour, with eyes fixed upon vacancy, as if they were only half conscious, in a constantly growing stupor.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
13  After complicated journeyings with many pauses, there had come months of monotonous life in a camp.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
14  The sound of monotonous axe blows rang through the forest, and the insects, nodding upon their perches, crooned like old women.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
15  He continued in a monotonous voice, "I thought mebbe yeh got keeled over."
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
Example Sentence:
1  Nothing is as monotonous as the sea.
2  Long pauses came between each of these remarks; they were uttered in toneless and monotonous voices.
3  His monotonous voice acted like an anesthetic; his audience was soon asleep.
4  The monotonous routine of hospital life induced a feeling of ennui that made him moody and irritable.
5  Our daily allotment of gruel made the meal not only monotonous but also unpalatable.
6  She has a very monotonous voice; she should have it modulated.
7  The music became monotonous after a while.
8  Life is not the game of life, or it will be without a single success; can't live without game, otherwise monotonous boring.
9  The evidence was read out to the court in a dull monotone.
10  He spoke in the clipped, clinical monotones typical of police testimony in court.