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listless
used in David Copperfield

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Definition lacking energy and normal enthusiasm
  • I had been out, one day, loitering somewhere, in the listless, meditative manner that my way of life engendered, when, turning the corner of a lane near our house, I came upon Mr. Murdstone walking with a gentleman.
    Chapters 10-12 (37% in)
  • It had begun to grow dark, and I had shut the window (I had been lying, for the most part, with my head upon the sill, by turns crying, dozing, and looking listlessly out), when the key was turned, and Miss Murdstone came in with some bread and meat, and milk.
    Chapters 4-6 (34% in)
  • Listlessness to everything, but brooding sorrow, was the night that fell on my undisciplined heart.
    Chapters 58-60 (4% in)

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