boredom

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How is the son of a British yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even in a paradise of glass jars full of sugared almonds and pink lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement?
Hargrave as a real friend to the family, a harmless companion for Arthur, to cheer his spirits and preserve him from the tedium of absolute idleness and a total isolation from all society but mine, and a useful ally to me.
To dispel the tedium of the hours which her husband found it necessary to devote to the processes of combination and analysis, Georgiana turned over the volumes of his scientific library.
The attendant observed that his lordship was very busy, as the fight was coming on soon, but Father Brown had a good-tempered tedium of reiteration for which the official mind is generally not prepared.
Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam.
The responsibility of rearing youngsters, worry of ageing parents, tedium of relationships trudging into a third decade, money fears, mortgage arrears and radio stations playing music with no distinguishable melody.
This unexpected success apparently derives from two moments in the performance, in which the audience experiences something that penetrates the tedium of the play, something that the speaker describes as the "sensation of 'having been in this place before,"' a sensation that transcends his summary label of "deja-vu" to approach something that "dissolves one's present self in another's .
I'M glad we've got a few new ads on our screens to relieve the tedium of commercials for sofas and sales.
For brain-sapping tedium it's right up there with the Eurovision Song Contest, The Royal Variety Show and every programme with 'Celebrity' in the title.
com is full of ways to distract you from the tedium of work.
It's tedium, not tidiness, that really dooms the movie.
Involution "is an abstract ballet that examines the flow of energy with the body," say the program notes, but it came across as tedium.