I want to say that someone was doing (something) for the N-tieth time in a row, but in a way that emphasises both that this action is performed again, after a substantial amount of times (successfully, with no emotional tint for the outcome of the actions) and that no one, neither the "actor" nor the narrator is counting precisely which time this is.
More exactly I want to write something like: "She was reloading the gun for the N-tieth time", but in a way that will show that she has fired and reloaded the gun so many times, it's well past the easily numerable ones, like "first", "third", etc. and, yet, she doesn't count them.
This is for a short story, therefore I need an eloquent equivalent. Something that rolls of the tongue smoothly and is light and easy to read, as well as naturally flowing. It also needs to be somewhat complex, to that end I thank the people who have proposed the "umpteenth" answers, however (no offense) that sounds rural, uncouth and brings down the reader from the context I wish to establish. I realise it might be a good idea to specify the context, however it would be impossible at this point, as it only resides in my head in a fractured idea-state.
I was hoping there was an English equivalent to what we have in my country, which roughly translates to:
"She loaded the gun for the following time."
"She loaded the gun for the subsequential time."
It sounds bad, but I'm hoping I'm getting the point across.