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desultory
used in David Copperfield

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Definition lacking plan or purpose; or half-hearted
  • She entreated that there might be no more searching; but it was still sought for, in a desultory way, until she was quite well, and the company took their departure.
    Chapters 16-18 (44% in)
  • To mend the matter, Hamlet's aunt had the family failing of indulging in soliloquy, and held forth in a desultory manner, by herself, on every topic that was introduced.
    Chapters 25-27 (21% in)

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