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Far from the Madding Crowd
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desultory
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "You look tired and ill, Oak," he said then, desultorily regarding his companion.
  • "Why don’t I?" said Bathsheba, desultorily.
  • My poor life and heart, how weak I am!" she moaned, in a relaxed, desultory way, heedless of Liddy’s presence.
  • They had gone two or three miles in the moonlight, speaking desultorily across the wheel of her gig concerning the fair, farming, Oak’s usefulness to them both, and other indifferent subjects, when Boldwood said suddenly and simply— "Mrs.

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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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