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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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indolent -- as in: he is naturally indolent
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • The settlement of that province had lately been begun, but, instead of being made with hardy, industrious husbandmen, accustomed to labor, the only people fit for such an enterprise, it was with families of broken shop-keepers and other insolvent debtors, many of indolent and idle habits ... who, being set down in the woods, unqualified for clearing land, and unable to endure the hardships of a new settlement, perished in numbers, leaving many helpless children unprovided for.

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  • She never recovered from the indolence of her youth.
  • She is too indolent for med school.

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