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indolent -- as in: he is naturally indolent
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The House of Mirth
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  • All the secret ambitions which Mrs. Gormer’s native indolence, and the attitude of her companions, kept in habitual abeyance,
  • He had carried his cup to the fireplace, and stood leaning against the chimney-piece and looking down on her with an air of indolent amusement.
  • Lily, still lost in conjecture, made no reply, and Mrs. Dorset settled herself indolently in her seat.
  • The lady’s habits were marked by an Oriental indolence and disorder peculiarly trying to her companion.
  • If Morpeth, whose social indolence was as great as his artistic activity, had abandoned himself to the easy current of the Gormer existence, where the minor exactions of politeness were unknown or ignored, and a man could either break his engagements, or keep them in a painting-jacket and slippers, he still preserved his sense of differences, and his appreciation of graces he had no time to cultivate.

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

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