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Word: harping

Definition: tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously


Sentences Containing 'harping'

cried the magistrate, with an accent of horror and consternation,``are you still harping on that terrible idea?''
Jim said he would "jis' 's soon have tobacker in his coffee;" and found so much fault with it, and with the work and bother of raising the mullen, and jews-harping the rats, and petting and flattering up the snakes and spiders and things, on top of all the other work he had to do on pens, and inscriptions, and journals, and things, which made it more trouble and worry and responsibility to be a prisoner than anything he ever undertook, that Tom most lost all patience with him; and said he was just loadened down with more gaudier chances than a prisoner ever had in the world to make a name for himself, and yet he didn't know enough to appreciate them, and they was just about wasted on him.
Ó Cathail was the son of a Cormac Ó Cathail, and a nephew or close relative of the Donell Óge Ó Cathail, harper to Elizabeth I. Apparently, harping was the family profession.
said the messenger, harping on one theme as he rode.
There is also lots of monkeys which are harping at people to get something to eat.
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