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Sisyphean  adj.  Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.

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... poverty-hounded women, bearing one half-nurtured infant after another, struggling desperately to feed and care for them, and seeing them drop into the grave as fast as they are born—until finally the mother, worn out with the Sisyphean labor, gives up and follows her misbegotten offspring. Consider how many women, in their agony and despair, make use of the methods of the primitive savage, to escape from Nature's curse of fecundity. Dr. Wm. J. Robinson has estimated that in the ...
— The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition • Upton Sinclair

Words linked to "Sisyphean" :   Sisyphus, effortful

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