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- v. Present participle of drone.
- n. a dull humming
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- n. an unchanging intonation
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Clinton almost delivered his own political obituary in droning on far longer than he should have, although by 1992 that was mostly forgotten.
The droning was the steady sound of their engines.
No longer was it a droning, meaningless march of disconnected words.
But these were the things that sort of made people stop while they're kind of droning on.
And what we ` ve heard him say, in a long and kind of droning, probably very emotional tone -- I mean, let ` s consider what he ` s been through -- thanked all his attorneys, said they came on board with "short dough and long hours," were his exact words, and that he was broke and needed a job.
Dr. Johnson's _Dictionary_ does not insert the word "droning" or
When you feel a physical pain, add the formula _ "It is going away ...", _ very quickly repeated, in a kind of droning voice, placing your hand on the part where you feel the pain, or on the forehead, if it is a mental distress.
One or two needles, with coarse, black thread dangling to them, were stuck in on his shoulder; and, as he busily darned on the little stocking, he kept up a kind of droning intermixture of chanting and talking to the child on his knee.
The disc begins with a similar kind of droning weirdness, although far less "difficult."
Origins places its focus firmly with the latter, although someone in advertising clearly recognized the cultural divide, setting the trailer to the same kind of droning synth-rock that plagued the English dub of
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