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  • "I occasionally meet on my staircase here," drawls Volumnia, whose thoughts perhaps are already hopping up it to bed, after a long evening of very desultory talk, "one of the prettiest girls, I think, that I ever saw in my life."

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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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