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Definitionlacking 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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