drudgery


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  • noun

Synonyms for drudgery

Synonyms for drudgery

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

Synonyms for drudgery

hard monotonous routine work

References in classic literature ?
It will, indeed, relieve you of much drudgery," said the Magician.
In returning to the Lodge I felt very happy, and thanked God that I had now something to think about; something to dwell on as a relief from the weary monotony, the lonely drudgery, of my present life: for I WAS lonely.
Don't think they prefer the drudgery of the desk and the slavery to their circulation and to the business manager to the joy of writing.
Here the years passed quietly; he faithfully performed the drudgery that brought him his salary, and, a student always, he took half-a- dozen degrees.
He did the cooking for the other men in the fort, the dish-washing and the drudgery.
As a relief to the drudgery of teaching the young ladies, he had been using his pencil, when the day's lessons were over, for his own amusement.
But when the war was over, he only allowed him chaff to eat and made him carry heavy loads of wood, subjecting him to much slavish drudgery and ill-treatment.
The novelty soon wore off, and though she thought she was prepared for drudgery, she found it very tedious to go on doing the same thing day after day.
It confides an unfledged scion to some head-clerk, or gives him in charge of a directory who initiates him into what Bilboquet, that profound philosopher, called the high comedy of government; he is spared all the horrors of drudgery and is finally appointed to some important office.
The newspapers showered him with praise and honor, and commended him for having given up the drudgery of the lecture room in order to devote his whole time to scientific research.
What a starved, unloved life she had had--a life of drudgery and poverty and neglect; for Marilla was shrewd enough to read between the lines of Anne's history and divine the truth.
Drudgery would have been nothing--Smike was well used to that.
He was often sent to the Continent--to France, Flanders, and Italy--on diplomatic missions; and for eleven years he was in charge of the London customs, where the uncongenial drudgery occupied almost all his time until through the intercession of the queen he was allowed to perform it by deputy.
But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness.
But their souls must be seen by only one man, and they obey not unwillingly, and consent to remain at home as our slaves-- ministering to us and doing drudgery for us.