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  • noun Plural form of droning.


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  • I get so bored reading the pompous dronings of people who were desperate to become published and then, once so, became "writaws" of intellectual merit in their own minds--if no one elses.

    The true history of the short story

  • That one word brought a rush of memories: swingsets and bug dronings and long lazy hot summer days. DO WHAT?

  • Lydia, who had heard in her travels some of the atonal dronings the Arachnia considered the only proper music, barely managed to bite back a laugh.

    The Chaos Gate

  • Then a medley of dronings, and finally these words were lustily trolled with the confidence of one who safely reaches the last line:

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • Occasionally the older people would pick up their instruments -- bagpipes of sheepskin, small drums and gourd-like mandolines -- and draw from them strange dronings, gurglings, thrummings, twangings; soon a group of youngsters would rise gravely from the ground and, without any preconcerted signal, begin to move in

    South Wind

  • It was a drowsy morning, full of dronings and rustlings, and he was very heavy lidded as he stepped into the booth reserved for such calls.


  • He needed no croonings or dronings from the fields to soothe him.

    The Cost

  • It will be all over and done with so long -- by the time you read this -- that the Triple Alliance may be in three pieces; but for the moment the complications of European politics alternately startle and depress my day with furious cannonades of honour from an Italian gunboat and brazen dronings of national anthems from a German band.

    Without Prejudice

  • There is more music to you in the quick thud, thud of hoofs on desert mud as a free-stepping horse is led up to your tent door than in all the dronings and flourishes that a highly-paid orchestra can reel out to an expensively fed audience.

    When William Came

  • He needed no croonings or dronings from the fields to soothe him.

    The Cost


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