relieve the monotony

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  • There was nothing to relieve the monotony of view and every minute seemed an hour and every hour a day. Cited from The Scarecrow of Oz, by L. Frank Baum[FB#13]
  • Two other results followed this affair, which tended greatly to relieve the monotony of their lives. Cited from Bricks Without Straw, by Albion W. Tourgee
  • There all manner of serious and comic incidents occurred to relieve the monotony of the long winter months. Cited from The Bastonnais, by John Lesperance
  • "It gets so that you'd almost wish for a fight to relieve the monotony." Cited from The Lani People, by J. F. Bone
  • Our arrival at a village alone relieved the monotony of the landscape. Cited from Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay, Roberts
  • "My father is out, and I am thankful for any one to relieve the monotony of things." Cited from Enter Bridget, by Thomas Cobb
  • A little bit of romance has just transpired to relieve the monotony of our metropolitan life. Cited from The Fiend's Delight, Dod Grile
  • We had no shooting or fishing -- no musical instruments -- so that we had not even music to relieve the monotony of our existence. Cited from Hurricane Hurry, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • His eyes alone relieved the monotony of a stolid countenance; all else was fat. Cited from The Maid-At-Arms, by Robert W. Chambers
  • To relieve the monotony of political stagnation, popular attention was now turned toward the affairs of Hungary. Cited from The Purchase Price, by Emerson Hough
  • During all that time only two incidents, both trifling, occurred to relieve the monotony of the proceedings. Cited from The Pit Prop Syndicate, by Freeman Wills Croft
  • In time the journey came to be looked on as a holiday, which relieved the monotony of everyday life. Cited from Halleck's New English Literature, by Reuben P. Halleck
  • There was little in the way of outward incident to relieve the monotony of the journey. Cited from The Golden Fleece, by Julian Hawthorne
  • These relieved the monotony of the shanty-like shops which bordered the main street. Cited from A New England Girlhood[Beverly, MA] by Lucy Larcom
  • To relieve the monotony of trench life all sorts of games were devised to pass the time. Cited from On the Fringe of the Great Fight, by George G. Nasmith
  • There were no trees, not a blade of grass, nor even the song of a solitary bird to relieve the monotony. Cited from With Our Soldiers in France, by Sherwood Eddy
  • Because of the variety these hot breads afford, they help considerably to relieve the monotony of meals. Cited from Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
  • On most nights during these early days of the war, each side had its turn at five or ten rounds "rapid" to relieve the monotony of things. Cited from The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919, by W.C.C. Weetman
  • For a while the grand scenery served to relieve the monotony. Cited from Sailing Alone Around The World, by Joshua Slocum
  • When two were in a room, and thus confined, they used to relieve the monotony of their imprisonment by fighting with pillows. Cited from Memoirs, by Charles Godfrey Leland
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