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The Scarlet Letter
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  • There was a listlessness in his gait, as if he saw no reason for taking one step further, nor felt any desire to do so, but would have been glad, could he be glad of anything, to fling himself down at the root of the nearest tree, and lie there passive for evermore.

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  • he was listless and bored
  • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

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