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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • "I don’t feel up to it," said Dorian, listlessly.
  • Dorian made no answer, but passed listlessly in front of his picture, and turned towards it.
  • So the lad was looking rather sulky, as with listless fingers he turned over the pages of an elaborately-illustrated edition of (Manon Lescaut) that he had found in one of the bookcases.
  • Yet she was curiously listless.
  • He thanked him, and wondered why he refused to accept any money for them, and began to eat them listlessly.
  • The others he opened listlessly.
  • "What is that, Harry?" said the lad, listlessly.
  • "Where else should I be?" he answered, listlessly.
  • "Don’t know who he is?" said Dorian, listlessly.
  • Lying back in the hansom, with his hat pulled over his forehead, Dorian Gray watched with listless eyes the sordid shame of the great city, and now and then he repeated to himself the words that Lord Henry had said to him on the first day they had met, "To cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul."
  • You are hard on her, Harry!" said Hallward, listlessly.

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

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