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 Meanings and Examples of MONOTONY
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monotony
 n.  uniformity or lack of variation; continual increase, or continual decrease; tedium as a result of repetition
Classic Sentence:
1  She began calling for Ashley, over and over, as if in a delirium until the hideous monotony gave Scarlett a fierce desire to smother her voice with a pillow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
2  They had fried eggs for breakfast and fried ham for supper to vary the monotony of the yams, peanuts and dried apples, and on one festal occasion they even had roast chicken.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  If one did drag one's self out of bed at such an hour, and come down fresh and radiant to the monotony of note-writing, some special recognition of the sacrifice seemed fitting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  There was only one break in the dreary monotony of that month: when Blind d'Arnault, the Negro pianist, came to town.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
5  He stared at the red, shivering reflection of a fire on the white wall of his tent until, exhausted and ill from the monotony of his suffering, he fell asleep.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
6  On a slope to the left there was a long row of guns, gruff and maddened, denouncing the enemy, who, down through the woods, were forming for another attack in the pitiless monotony of conflicts.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
7  My health forbade me from venturing out unless the weather was exceptionally genial, and I had no friends who would call upon me and break the monotony of my daily existence.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
8  The Bank offered no violence to the wholesome monotony of the town.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
9  Clym and Eustacia, in their little house at Alderworth, beyond East Egdon, were living on with a monotony which was delightful to them.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
10  The monotony of his occupation soothed him, and was in itself a pleasure.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
11  Now and then I hazarded some remark to break the monotony of the journey, but the colonel answered only in monosyllables, and the conversation soon flagged.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
12  Save for the occasional use of cocaine, he had no vices, and he only turned to the drug as a protest against the monotony of existence when cases were scanty and the papers uninteresting.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
13  As is indeed not unfrequent with women of unimpeachable virtue, weary of the monotony of respectable existence, at a distance she not only excused illicit love, she positively envied it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 20
14  The monotony became unbearable, and as the mist thickened, he felt afraid.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
15  The dull monotony of daily toil is broken only by the gayety of the thoughtless and the Saturday trip to town.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
Example Sentence:
1  He found working on the assembly line irksome because of the monotony of the operation he had to perform.
2  What could be more deadly dull than the monotony of punching numbers into a computer hour after hour?