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so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

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In this manner I distributed my occupations when I first arrived, but as I proceeded in my labour, it became every day more horrible and irksome to me.
These sagacious lectures, though little suited either to the taste or inclination of Sophia, were, however, less irksome to her than her own thoughts, that formed the entertainment of the night, during which she never once closed her eyes.
The peculiarities of his father and mother were very irksome to him, now they were laid bare of all the softening accompaniments of an easy, prosperous home; for Tom had very clear, prosaic eyes, not apt to be dimmed by mists of feeling or imagination.
Their fears were allayed and Tarzan now found himself often in the role of nursemaid to a tiny anthropoid-- an avocation which he found by no means irksome, since Gazan was a never-failing fount of surprises and entertainment.
It was irksome, and then the little black seemed so stupid and fearful to Tarzan.
She was confined for some days to the house; but never had any confinement been less irksome.
If the road over which you will still have to pass should in some places appear to you tedious or irksome, you will recollect that you are in quest of information on a subject the most momentous which can engage the attention of a free people, that the field through which you have to travel is in itself spacious, and that the difficulties of the journey have been unnecessarily increased by the mazes with which sophistry has beset the way.
The presence of my daughter and myself in France is already irksome to him; much more so would be that of the king.
1916: A grateful patient wrote of the military hospital Royds Hall: "It was not only the routine attendance but those little attentions in 1,001 ways which made a long and irksome illness pass quite pleasantly.
I found Lewis's nasal parodic voice irksome and repellent.
An open mind on a higher power WHILST I respect and appreciate everyone has their own views on the subject of religion and life, I do find it rather irksome that people dismiss the possibility of a higher power due to no miracles occurring and the cruelty of some who, in all honesty, are certainly not representing a faith but using it as an excuse for murder.
Although there's nothing wrong with people of the media having an opinion, what makes these shows particularly irksome is the manner in which that opinion is imposed upon the viewer; citing statements of fact' as proof of their findings being totally accurate.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Bathtub 9 Adorn 10 Erect 11 Irksome 12 Tag 13 Take a bow 16 Thousand 17 Lei 19 Cologne 21Wales 22 Rabbi 23 Stratum DOWN: 1 Objects 2 Strength 3 Stet 4 Parkland 5 So-so 6 Angel 8 Bricklayers 13 True Grit 14 Oilcloth 15Winsome 18 Ochre 20 Lobe 21Warp QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Dental floss 8 Pad 9 Lip 1 Uniform 12 Moody 13 Pet 14 Gel 15 Antenna 17 Lob 19 Shun 21 User 23 Echo 25 Gate 27 Tat 29 Astound 31 Act 34 Spa 36 Pasta 37 Chamois 38 Era 39 Ate 40 Preliminary DOWN: 1 Dane 2 Edit 3 Trounce 4 Limpet 5 Lemon 6 Slog 7 Side 8 Pupil 10 Pylon 16 Ash 18 But 20 Hot 22 Sea 24 Contain 25 Grape 26 Romcom 28 Tease 30 Stall 32 Carp 33 Tsar 34 Soar 35 Pity 8DA
What is more irksome to me and my fellow travellers are the number of free rides that are giving in the evenings whilst we pay.
The show, based on her life and career, consists of "various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in".