Many of them boiled over in the monotony; they raged that their suffering felt pointless.
Life's fleeting nature, as well as the monotony of it, is apparent in every frame.
What other exile could have taught any secrets of monotony or dreariness to the daughter of a lone missionary?
He was something to vary the monotony of the great solemn silence of our world.
A new pupil is always welcome, for her arrival relieves the monotony of convent-life.
I must thank you for this other interest in the monotony of life.
One day, however, came something of interest into the monotony of his life.
The monotony was almost never broken, and he began to find it deadly.
The wreck broke in upon the monotony of Brandon's island life and changed the current of his thoughts.
Again they had to endure the monotony of loneliness, but what else was to be done?
1706, originally in transferred sense of "wearisome, tiresome," from French monotonie (1670s), from Greek monotonia "sameness of tone, monotony," from monotonos "monotonous, of one tone," from monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + tonos "tone" (see tenet). Literal sense of "sameness of tone or pitch" in English is from 1724.