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War and Peace
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  • Prince Vasili always spoke languidly, like an actor repeating a stale part.
  • A languor of motion and speech, resulting from weakness, gave her a distinguished air which inspired respect.
  • Kutuzov walked slowly and languidly past thousands of eyes which were starting from their sockets to watch their chief.
  • Prince Vasili came up to Pierre with languid footsteps.
  • In the expression of his face, in his movements, in his walk, scarcely a trace was left of his former affected languor and indolence.
  • Some of them were talking (he heard Russian words), others were eating bread; the more severely wounded looked silently, with the languid interest of sick children, at the envoy hurrying past them.
  • When he came in and saw an hussar of the line recounting his military exploits (Prince Andrew could not endure that sort of man), he gave Boris a pleasant smile, frowned as with half-closed eyes he looked at Rostov, bowed slightly and wearily, and sat down languidly on the sofa: he felt it unpleasant to have dropped in on bad company.
  • Now he seemed to see her in the early days of their marriage, with bare shoulders and a languid, passionate look on her face, and then immediately he saw beside her Dolokhov’s handsome, insolent, hard, and mocking face as he had seen it at the banquet, and then that same face pale, quivering, and suffering, as it had been when he reeled and sank on the snow.
  • In another corner two old bees are languidly fighting, or cleaning themselves, or feeding one another, without themselves knowing whether they do it with friendly or hostile intent.
  • …when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.

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  • No urging could increase his languid pace.
  • a languid wave of the hand

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