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languid
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Hard Times
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  • Louisa awoke from a torpor, and her eyes languidly opened on her old bed at home, and her old room.
  • Louisa languidly leaned upon the window looking out, without looking at anything, while young Thomas stood sniffing revengefully at the fire.
  • ’There seems to be nothing there but languid and monotonous smoke.
  • The atmosphere of those Fairy palaces was like the breath of the simoom: and their inhabitants, wasting with heat, toiled languidly in the desert.
  • There was no carelessness, no languor, no idle curiosity; none of the many shades of indifference to be seen in all other assemblies, visible for one moment there.
  • These recitals, Jem, in a languid manner, received with ’charming!’ every now and then; and they probably would have decided him to ’go in’ for Jerusalem again to-morrow morning, had he been less curious respecting Louisa.
  • I am desperately intent;’ the languor of his desperation being quite tropical; ’on your softening towards your sister — which you ought to do; and on your being a more loving and agreeable sort of brother — which you ought to be.’
  • Soon after his arrival he languidly wrote to his brother, the honourable and jocular member, that the Bounderbys were ’great fun;’ and further, that the female Bounderby, instead of being the Gorgon he had expected, was young, and remarkably pretty.
  • I had no intention of delivering my letter at the present moment, nor have I. But strolling on to the Bank to kill time, and having the good fortune to observe at the window,’ towards which he languidly waved his hand, then slightly bowed, ’a lady of a very superior and agreeable appearance, I considered that I could not do better than take the liberty of asking that lady where Mr. Bounderby the Banker does live.

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

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