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They did not go hunting at all that night, but stayed near the den and rested, The next morning dawned fine and warm, and a general air of contented lassitude seemed to overcome all three.
Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  a feeling of lack of interest or energy
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  • They did not go hunting at all that night, but stayed near the den and rested, The next morning dawned fine and warm, and a general air of contented lassitude seemed to overcome all three.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • In every sense of the word having experienced rebirth, she possessed some of the lassitude and, as a matter of fact, a great deal of the helplessness of a newborn child.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There’s a kind of hush and lassitude until that first snow, with the light waning and the last moose-maple leaves dangling from the branches like seaweed.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A deadly lassitude had taken hold of him.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • A sudden feeling of lassitude, of intense weariness, spread over Vera’s limbs.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Kutuzov still in the same place, his stout body resting heavily in the saddle with the lassitude of age, sat yawning wearily with closed eyes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured, and I threw myself on the bed in my clothes, endeavouring to seek a few moments of forgetfulness.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • It was a day of lassitude too, hot and close, with, I am told, a rapidly fluctuating barometer.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Their head fell back, and their arms fell, as if their arms and their thin white neck were stricken suddenly with a great lassitude.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • At intervals, as he combated his lassitude, he made an effort to recover the mastery of his mind.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • My ears are ringing from the smoke, the gin has filled me with lassitude.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • They could only have come from the old man at my side, and yet he sat now as absorbed as ever, very thin, very wrinkled, bent with age, an opium pipe dangling down from between his knees, as though it had dropped in sheer lassitude from his fingers.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • But the medication produced lassitude and I felt constantly on the verge of nausea.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • He was unwilling to abandon this lovely lassitude but he had to, of course.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Her rapid footsteps shook her own floors, and she routed lassitude and indifference wherever she came.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • She lay half-stretched in an armchair of the living room, crumpled by that heavy, indifferent lassitude which is not the will to laziness, but the frustration of the will to a secret violence that no lesser action can satisfy.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Stephen, who was trying his dead best to yawn if he could, suffering from lassitude generally, replied: —To fill the ear of a cow elephant.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • His hand trembles, despite the urgency he feels a lassitude so that he must drive himself.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Francie never noticed the dirt and the lassitude.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • It appeared that all along there had been, deep in her temperament, a core of cheerfulness, which must have fuelled her long fight against A-bomb lassitude, something warmer and more vivifying than mere submission, than saying, "Shikata ga-nai."
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He had no particular design or plan before him: no energetic wickedness ruffled his lassitude.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • One might suppose that the heat of an Egyptian summer would induce some lassitude in these already overheated northerners, but there’s little evidence of that.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • It was lassitude’s apology to energy.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • During their luncheon, outdoors, across from the Luxembourg Gardens, Rosemary had cramps and felt fretful and full of impatient lassitude—it was the foretaste of this that had inspired her self-accusation of selfishness in the station.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • "I have," said Jude, literally tottering with cold and lassitude.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • She felt her head nodding, her eyelids drooping, and was too exhausted to resist the sweet lassitude invading her body so tenderly, so beautifully.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Farmer wrote that "paralysis" and "lassitude" afflicted almost all the medical personnel who stayed on.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In good time, nevertheless, as the ardour of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He had been gazing out the windshield with the lassitude of the bedridden, a little slumped in his seat, a little slack-jawed, and now it was as if he’d been shocked back to action.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Lassitude would have come to us, and who knows if I should not even have had the atrocious pain of witnessing your remorse, of sharing it myself, since I should have been its cause?
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Being no longer able, however, to receive pleasure from the surrounding objects, she soon began to walk with lassitude; the general perceived it, and with a concern for her health, which seemed to reproach her for her opinion of him, was most urgent for returning with his daughter to the house.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • K. said nothing, he knew what was coming, but, suddenly relieved from the effort of the work he had been doing, he gave way to a pleasant lassitude and looked out the window at the other side of the street.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • It was tediousness made tangible, a street builded of lassitude and of futility.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • A sinking, a depression, a lowness, a lassitude, a debility.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • So she went on, the air around her pulsating silently, and oppressing the earth with lassitude.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • She questioned him intelligently, she heard him submissively; and, prepared for the look of lassitude which usually crept over his listeners’ faces, he grew eloquent under her receptive gaze.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • For a few moments we sat in complete silence, the pleasant lassitude of Sunday overcoming us and a fragrant breeze pouring through the open first-floor windows.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • For men measure, not onely other men, but all other things, by themselves: and because they find themselves subject after motion to pain, and lassitude, think every thing els growes weary of motion, and seeks repose of its own accord; little considering, whether it be not some other motion, wherein that desire of rest they find in themselves, consisteth.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Mr. Guppy, who has an inquiring mind in matters of evidence and who has been suffering severely from the lassitude of the long vacation, takes that interest in the case that he enters on a regular crossexamination of the witness, which is found so interesting by the ladies that Mrs. Snagsby politely invites him to step upstairs and drink a cup of tea, if he will excuse the disarranged state of the tea-table, consequent on their previous exertions.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He gave an impression of lassitude, and his nickname was eminently appropriate.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • They saw the zonked layabout, all lassitude and spent attention span.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She was suffering from bad headaches, a lassitude that might mean she was ill.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • While lassitude flowed round her, she was left alone in the isolated house, with no telephone.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Hare had a sensation of extreme lassitude, a deep drowsiness which permeated even to his bones.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • "That is all thanks to our lassitude, I think," replied the old man, with authority.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Presently she discovered that a lassitude weighted upon her and she could not keep her eyes open.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • The effort it cost him to speak made him conscious of extreme lassitude following upon great exertion.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • And there was malarial lassitude, tinged faintly with yellow, from Mississippi but with white biting teeth.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • His lassitude had returned and from its depths he spoke, more gently: It’s something I haven’t got; that I know.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The murmur of water, the hum of bees, the songs of strange birds, the sweet, warm air, the dreamy summer somnolence of the valley—all these added drowsiness to Shefford’s weary lassitude, and he fell asleep.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
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