On the whole, however, they seemed languid and exhausted.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
at last the Caterpillar ... addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
the languid beat of the stern-wheel came plainly to my ears.
Joseph Conrad -- Heart of Darkness
He did everything with direct and decisive movements, in contrast to his languid look.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
A gradual warmth, a languorous weariness passed over him descending along his spine from his closely cowled head.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Most of the children were still in a land of half stupor, languid, like limp rags.
Robert Cormier -- After the First Death
She looked up at him languidly, as though her lids were weighted with sleep and it cost her an effort to raise them.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
Louisa awoke from a torpor, and her eyes languidly opened on her old bed at home, and her old room.
Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
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The two men sauntered languidly to the table
Oscar Wilde -- The Picture of Dorian Gray
At once he starts eating sleepily, she to eat languidly, staring vaguely out.
Thornton Wilder -- Our Town
"Oh, go to hell!" Mike said languidly.
Ernest Hemingway -- The Sun Also Rises
My sleep was dreamless and deep, and I rise languidly, stretching as I meet the Snake’s eyes.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
"Kiss me," she pleaded, and he did, hot languorous slow kisses that sped up as his heartbeat did, as the movement of their bodies quickened against each other.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
The green blob of his head advances toward me, weaving through the trees, and now I can see the glint of a rifle through the languid snow.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
It seemed like I had plenty of time, though, and the languid pace and midday heat sapped my will to do anything more taxing than wander the grounds in dreamy amazement.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
No one is supposed to touch you in prison, so the intimacy of a languorous foot rub, intended to please, almost sent me into ecstatic tears the first time.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
You feel exhausted, languorous, and almost Godlike.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Two figures languidly wrestled within the lair; I called to them, but again could hardly hear my own voice.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
He stands in the bathroom doorway, steam drifting languidly around him, wearing nothing but a towel draped loosely around his hips.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
"Really," Merrick said, and she drew her sharp purple fingernails languidly across the top of Heidi’s head.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
I have never felt like this—slow-witted and languorous, dreamy, absentminded, forgetful, focused only on each moment as it comes.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
On warm nights Marie-Laure opens her bedroom window and listens to the evening as it settles over the balconies and gables and chimneys, languid and peaceful, until the real neighborhood and the miniature one get mixed up in her mind.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
So we came to Beaufort, a town I grew to love with passion and without apology for its serenity, for its splendidly languid pace, and for its profound and infinite beauty.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
He was languid, bored.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
Earlier,’ Nathan had mentioned getting me a girl at Coney Island, a "hot dish" he knew named Leslie; it was a consolation to be looked forward to, I supposed in the stoic mood of the perpetual runner-up, decorously concealing by means of a languidly arranged hand the gabardine bulge in my, lap.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
They talk all at once, in a languid, amused way, and groan when it’s their turn to clear the table, while Mummie says "Now girls," but without conviction.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
However, it was difficult to maintain the proper mood of languorous romance with Mrs. Baird industriously Hoovering away outside our door.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
"Win wasn’t the worst of them," I said, after a languid pause.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
House Iral greets us next, led by the lithe, languid movements of Ara, the Panther.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
The music was soft and languorous, and as much as I tried to deny it, part of me just yearned to be held.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
His wife was shrill, languid, handsome, and horrible.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
She noticed a drowsy hush overtaking Kabul Traffic became languid, scant, even quiet.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
He dropped the crutch, walked to a nearby building, leaned against its wall, and slid languidly to the ground, panting.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
Valentine’s tone was almost languid, but there was fierceness in it, a hungry threat of violence.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
In an instant Holmes had changed from the languid dreamer to the man of action.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
I closed my eyes in languorous ecstasy and waited, waited with beating heart.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
She stretched, languorously, like a cat.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Lost Souls
He tried to adopt a languorous expression.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Not for me the languor and the subtlety I had read about in books.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
It was strange, the languorous, limp hand coming to rest at her side while her breathing was coming so quick and fast.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
Then Janie felt a pain remorseless sweet that left her limp and languid.
Zora Neale Hurston -- Their Eyes Were Watching God
The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
My movements were languid, my plans of the vaguest.
H.G. Wells -- The War of the Worlds
He came languidly, placing himself in a good situation to see all the details.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
Sometimes my pulse beat so quickly and hardly that I felt the palpitation of every artery; at others, I nearly sank to the ground through languor and extreme weakness.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
He swam languorously out to the raft, held on a moment, and swam languorously back to where he could stand on the sand bar.