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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Oak raised his head, and wondering what he could do, listlessly surveyed the scene.
  • Liddy was asking questions about the city of Bath, and her companion was answering them listlessly and unconcernedly.
  • They stood by the gate awhile, Gabriel listlessly staring at the ground.
  • She was sitting listlessly in the second seat of the gig, whilst walking beside her in a farmer’s marketing suit of unusually fashionable cut was an erect, well-made young man.
  • When Liddy came into the room a second time the beautiful eyes which met hers had worn a listless, weary look.
  • The fungi grew in all manner of positions from rotting leaves and tree stumps, some exhibiting to her listless gaze their clammy tops, others their oozing gills.
  • Boldwood was listlessly noting how the frost had hardened and glazed the surface of the snow, till it shone in the red eastern light with the polish of marble; how, in some portions of the slope, withered grass-bents, encased in icicles, bristled through the smooth wan coverlet in the twisted and curved shapes of old Venetian glass; and how the footprints of a few birds, which had hopped over the snow whilst it lay in the state of a soft fleece, were now frozen to a short permanency.

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  • he was listless and bored
  • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

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