To better see all uses of the word
Moby Dick
please enable javascript.

Used In
Moby Dick
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • In good time, nevertheless, as the ardour of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning…

  • There are no more uses of "lassitude" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • They did not go hunting at all that night, but stayed near the den and rested, The next morning dawned fine and warm, and a general air of contented lassitude seemed to overcome all three.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • In every sense of the word having experienced rebirth, she possessed some of the lassitude and, as a matter of fact, a great deal of the helplessness of a newborn child.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading