Origin of humdrum
Related formshum·drum·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for humdrum
But for some teens ISIS seems to symbolize power and purpose, a great drama promising deliverance from the humdrum.
Most stars in the Milky Way have humdrum lives, tracing slow predictable orbits around the galactic center.The Hypervelocity Star That’s Being Booted from the Galaxy|Matthew R. Francis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three things stand out in this simultaneously remarkable and humdrum bit of film.
After all, who would want to watch a show about the humdrum life of a high school chemistry teacher with decent health insurance?The Connection Between Obamacare and ‘Breaking Bad’|Jamelle Bouie|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It requires months—years, even—of archival research and humdrum detective work.Old Nazis May Be Dying Off But Nazi Hunting Continues to Thrive|Guy Walters|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He regarded their knowledge as humdrum, and it did not disturb him that they looked on his acquisitions as worthless.Peggy Raymond's Vacation|Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
Imagine the commonplace liver of a humdrum existence being received into ghostland.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
Their peculiar talents are hidden by the obscurity of humdrum, honest labor.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
No association is so humdrum that it cannot be quickened into life, no matter how long it has been meagerly taking its course.
Nothing could be commonplace or humdrum when done by One with such an uncommon spirit.Quiet Talks about Jesus|S. D. Gordon