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Definition a feeling of lack of interest or energy
  • "I have," said Jude, literally tottering with cold and lassitude.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • My ears are ringing from the smoke, the gin has filled me with lassitude.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • While lassitude flowed round her, she was left alone in the isolated house, with no telephone.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "That is all thanks to our lassitude, I think," replied the old man, with authority.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • A sudden feeling of lassitude, of intense weariness, spread over Vera's limbs.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • They saw the zonked layabout, all lassitude and spent attention span.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It was lassitude's apology to energy.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • It was tediousness made tangible, a street builded of lassitude and of futility.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • 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
  • So she went on, the air around her pulsating silently, and oppressing the earth with lassitude.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • His hand trembles, despite the urgency he feels a lassitude so that he must drive himself.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • 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
  • Hare had a sensation of extreme lassitude, a deep drowsiness which permeated even to his bones.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • She was suffering from bad headaches, a lassitude that might mean she was ill.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • He had no particular design or plan before him: no energetic wickedness ruffled his lassitude.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • A cold lassitude came over him and he passed into a dreaming, inert stupor, full of cramp and pain.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • A sinking, a depression, a lowness, a lassitude, a debility.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Don Augustin had all the feelings of a father, but they were smothered in the lassitude of a Creole.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Her rapid footsteps shook her own floors, and she routed lassitude and indifference wherever she came.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Farmer wrote that "paralysis" and "lassitude" afflicted almost all the medical personnel who stayed on.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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