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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Endlessly laborious and fruitless.
ETYMOLOGY:After Sisyphus, a king in Greek mythology who was cursed to push a huge boulder to the top of a hill, only to watch it roll back down and to repeat this forever. Roll, rinse, repeat.
USAGE:"Even making the bed together in the morning, an act that had hitherto struck me as Sisyphean, took on meaning."
Tim Page; Parallel Play; The New Yorker; Aug 20, 2007.
Explore "sisyphean" in the Visual Thesaurus.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Punishment is the last and least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. -John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900)
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