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1(routine/voice/diet) monótonowith monotonous regularity — con exasperante regularidad
- But when does joyous, mantric reiteration tip over into something more sinister, or worse, monotonous?
- She cleared her throat before the monotonous beep and began.
- If that wasn't torturous enough, my alarm clock began to ring in its dull, monotonous tone.
- It was a sound low and monotonous at first; then rising, becoming shaped by rhythm and chorused cadence.
- He's talking to me with his head turned away and his voice monotonous and unfeeling.
- This is perfect for business trips or for drowning out the monotonous sound of that copier next to your cube.
- She muttered to herself as she bore the monotonous sounds of the line ringing.
- Sadly, the mix isn't a great one given the sheer volume of dull tracks on offer that quickly blend into one monotonous sound.
- The rainy season is over, with its dull, monotonous grey skies and unpleasant humid rain.
- She awoke the next day, as her alarm clock let out a monotonous but loud beep.
- The only sound to be heard was the monotonous hum of the engine as the car continued its trek down the long quiet street.
- It must get quite mechanical, if not monotonous - do you find yourself just going through the motions?
- The teachers voice was monotonous as he replied, looking somewhat angry, or flustered.
- The very nature of popular film is to provide an escape from daily reality and monotonous routines.
- It was the same monotonous gray as the lighting in this dreary place, and was definitely cement.
- Many a manager agrees that voices lose novelty and impact, their ideas age, their approach can become monotonous.
- Interning is tiresome, in a dull and wholly monotonous sort of way, especially on Mondays.
- He said research showed that up to 20 per cent of accidents on monotonous roads such as motorways were related to tiredness.
- The monotonous hum of words out of the undertaker's mouth was slowly lulling my mind into some kind of stasis.
- Instead, she moved further into the room and began to speak in a calming, but monotonous voice.
- With monotonous regularity the action is carried out in the name, though not explicit in the article, of tolerance.
- Before being shown into a shed, I could hear the miserable monotonous droning, or pecking noises of the birds.
- It's like having an incredibly monotonous and dull job where you sit around doing virtually nothing in complete silence.
- The same monotonous footsteps pound the floor, and finally stop moving when they approach a doorway.
- Kel absent-mindedly chewed on the end of her pencil as she let her teacher's monotonous voice rolled over her.
- When practice sessions become monotonous, players lose interest and focus.
- Say goodbye to eating dull, monotonous and insipid food day after day.
- Imagine how dull and monotonous the interiors of a house would look but for these fresh burst of hues.
- Winnie picked up the phone and a monotonous voice came out of the speaker.
- His voice was monotonous, expressionless and cold, like he'd only just mastered the art of speaking and was none too skilled at it.
- I'm sure someone will present me with some kind of horridly boring monotonous work any minute now.
- The noise, monotonous and unrelenting, brought him back to consciousness.
- While this doesn't happen all the time, it does happen with monotonous regularity.
- I love the games but training is a bit monotonous really.
- The trek was a bit monotonous at times - I wanted to go faster - but it was relaxing, enjoyable and worth the sore backside.
- The dominant grey of the shacks gives the area a dull, monotonous appearance, aggravated by the absence of trees.
- A click, a pause and the monotonous hum of the dialtone left me feeling weary and drained.
- Taking some time out from a boring monotonous chore is truly worth all the hard work.
- It could have been interesting, too, but it was just monotonous and redundant.
- The monotonous sound of his voice gave way to music as soon as I pressed the play button again.
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