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  • adv. In a tedious or wearisome manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tedious or irksome manner; so as to weary; tiresomely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a tedious manner


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tedious +‎ -ly


  • James Carville co-signs a letter by Mary Matalin tediously detailing Mr. Libby's devotion to organizing trick-or-treat festivities for administration children spending a post-9/11 Halloween at an "undisclosed location."

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  • As for why the Corsa gets pursued up the road by sock puppets ... well, that's something I've never formed a steady opinion on, beyond having the feeling that this was the kind of tediously literal question we weren't meant to be asking.

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  • I am very, very confident that those brave critics who claim to only like Ware's early work (because he "tediously" beats himself up too much now, and has a "one-note" emotional palette) will revise their future assessments in the face of the incontrovertible evidence that he doesn't do it as much now as he did in the work they claim to like.


  • The essays gathered here are either flat-footed or tediously abstract too many references to Roland Barthes.

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  • Other things that I really want is for it to be reasonably paced, SR was so tediously torturously slow.

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  • The final section of each book has a short story, the two by Rayner being decidedly ordinary (the one in the Rose book is tediously educational on philately), but the two by Cole much better - his story at the end of the Sycorax book retells The Christmas Invasion from the monster's point of view, which is a welcome shift of perspective and carried off smoothly.

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  • I sit here, tediously pecking away at the keyboard with one hand because the other is protruding from the end of a cast I'm wearing after surgery to repair my elbow with a big ol 'screw last week.

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  • Though tediously drawn-out, the ritualized debates reveal little of how the successful candidate will really perform once in office.

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  • Named for a failed uprising in 19th-century Russia, the group has made intricate, winsome, at times tediously proggy music that extrapolates on source material like "T á in B ó C ú ailnge" an early 12th-century Irish mythological epic and Japanese folk tales.

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  • The set-up was tediously typical of our media's treatment of women in power.

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