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desultory
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • They talked desultorily for some minutes, then, without apparent reason, a yell from the telescreen bade them be silent.

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  • He jumped from job to job in a desultory manner until he met Mary.
  • desultory conversation characteristic of that kind of party

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