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It is not meet that I should make too disparaging comparisons between humdrum travel on a railway and that royal summer flight across a continent in a stagecoach.
In truth, the modern "novel of character" needs some such interest, to lift it sufficiently above the humdrum of life; as men's horizons are enlarged by religion, of whatever type it may be-- and we may say at once that the religious type which is dear to Mrs.
I enter the bedroom like no mere humdrum son, but after the manner of the Glasgow waiter.
Seemed to me sometimes as though that humdrum life of his had about turned his brain.
Listen, Aynesworth," he continued, turning towards him, "and the rest of you who fancy that it is I who am leaving a humdrum city for the world of tragedies!
Junior Avonlea found it hard to settle down to humdrum existence again.
It aims largely to interest and delight, to throw over life a pleasing glamor; it generally deals with love or heroic adventure; and it generally locates its scenes and characters in distant times and places, where it can work unhampered by our consciousness of the humdrum actualities of our daily experience.
I'm perfectly sick of the humdrum life I have been leading the last week, and you do sort of take one back to the Arabian Nights, you know, Reggie.
or do you mean to be restless, and secretly thirst for change and adventure, in the humdrum atmosphere of Limmeridge House?"
Margaret Thatcher once said: "It is exciting to have a real crisis on your hands, when you have spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment".
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