heavy (adj.) Old form(s): heauie , heauy
tedious, tiresome, uninteresting
H8 IV.ii.95.1[Katherine to Griffith, of the music notes] They are harsh and heavy to me [or: sense 1]
LLL IV.iii.302[Berowne to all] Other slow arts entirely keep the brain, / And therefore, finding barren practisers, / Scarce show a harvest of their heavy toil [or: sense 11]
Tem III.i.5[Ferdinand alone, of carrying logs] my mean task / Would be as heavy to me as odious, but / The mistress which I serve ... makes my labours pleasures
Ven.156[Venus to Adonis, of love] may it be / That thou should think it heavy unto thee?
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