Example sentences for: drudgery

How can you use “drudgery” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Anyone can enjoy knowing how a $10 bill came to be called a sawbuck (the Roman numeral "X" that appeared on early notes reminded people of the wooden sawbuck used in carpentry), or how the word "robot" came into English (it comes from the Czech word "robota," meaning "drudgery," and was part of the title of a widely popular 1920 Czech play), or how the Indo-European root for "beech tree," "bhago-," gave us the word "book" (Germanic tribes used beech staves to carve runes on).

  • In exchange for this drudgery, the Jocks occasionally deign to nod in their general direction.

  • -- At last, science has taken the drudgery out of playing with your kitty and reduced the risk of breaking your hip.

  • Dr. Johnson's definition, curiously, marks one of those rare occasions when the drudge rebels against his drudgery and defiantly indulges in a moment's humor or whimsy.

  • The mainstream lexicographic minds that cut far and away the most capers to relieve the drudgery are those that have compiled Chambers English Dictionary over the decades [Edinburgh; latest edition, 1988].

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