American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Drudgery: "This account . . . of decades of drudgework amid others' possessions is drudgework for the reader as well” ( New Yorker).
- n. Drudgery.
- drudge + work (Wiktionary)
“In elementary school, I had an interest in math– not the kind of drudgework addition problems we did every day in school, but the kind of concepts I found in the children’s math encyclopedia which I checked out from the library practically every week.”
“Until a robot can do what I tell it to using audio rather than keyboard communication, take care of itself so I don't have to, do all my drudgework better than me, climb stairs in real time, and have great taste in floral arranging, I don't think we can say we're living in the age of science fiction.”
“He spoke of C++ as letting you write high-level code with smart pointers, exceptions, destructors and templates conspiring to smartly remove lots of the normal drudgework of C programming, while still being able to perform low-level memory access like C if you want to, and getting highly optimal code.”
“(Quick & dirty -- on feeling "I'm an artist; I shouldn't have to do drudgework to support myself.") *** ACA meeting: Not as intense as last week.”
“It's dynamic, argumentative, collaborative, competitive, filled with flashes of crazy excitement and hours of drudgework, and driven by ego: Our desire to be the one who figures it out, at least for now.”
“And even that task, as weird as it sounds to people now firmly in the computer age, was more along the lines of a 3-D word jigsaw puzzle than drudgework.”
“Although frankly, if the A.B.C. crowd was smart they'd recruit themselves a governor or better yet a former governor...someone with brains and time on his or her hands to start doing the drudgework now.”
“Still, once these logistical difficulties are worked out, it will be hard to say no to a robot willing to relieve me from my drudgework.”
“So they spend their days doing drudgework, mostly typing up arrest reports for their celebrity colleagues, Danson (Dwayne Johnson) and Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson), aka”
“Until one reaches adulthood (and often even then), it's hard to make oneself do drudgework in the expectation that it will pay off later on.”
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