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  • He was particularly incensed by the vapidness of the established Danish Lutheran Church.†   (source)
  • She hated her face, her dull, stupid, bovine face, the vapid eyes, the red, shiny pimples, the nests of blackheads.†   (source)
  • With rare exception, Drew tends to go the vapid, cute, and popular route.†   (source)
  • What preposterous madness to float in thin air two miles high on an inch or two of metal, sustained from death by the meager skill and intelligence of two vapid strangers, a beardless kid named Huple and a nervous nut like Dobbs, who really did go nuts right there in the plane, running amuck over the target without leaving his copilot's seat and grabbing the controls from Huple to plunge them all down into that chilling dive that tore Yossarian's headset loose and brought them right…†   (source)
  • So vapid.†   (source)
  • She was the daughter of a wealthy but ill-connected family, a vapid beauty whose looks had stirred a brief infatuation in the colonel that lasted just until he pocketed her marriage portion.†   (source)
  • To the right of the bier knelt the Tyrells: the Lord of Highgarden, his hideous mother and vapid wife, his son Garlan and his daughter Margaery.†   (source)
  • The man looked vapidly across the street, frowning a little.†   (source)
  • The white batting is fluffed out, exposed, the whole effect of him vapid and dislodged.†   (source)
  • She was a vapid little thing, vacantly pretty, curvy, perhaps fourteen.†   (source)
  • The skies over Peking were hazy, the dust travelling on the winds from the North China Plains creating pockets of vapid yellows and dull browns in the sunlight.†   (source)
  • How did that square with the fact that on each of these succeeding days when I had seen Sophie and Nathan together the word "enraptured" would have seemed to be a vapid understatement for the nature of their relationship?†   (source)
  • And when you're not looking, she stares at you with that vapid, toothy smile.†   (source)
  • She reached for it absently, to turn the vapid headlines out of sight.†   (source)
  • She stopped again, blinking vapidly at the day.†   (source)
  • Vapid, weepy creatures, always telling tales and trying to worm their way between me and Jaime.†   (source)
  • For years she's on me for only dating vapid, mindless drones—her words, of course— Of course.†   (source)
  • Not Margaery vapid conversation, surely?†   (source)
  • The center of town tasted bloated and sweet, pulsing with slow and vapid dream rhythms, laced with a few sharp nightmares like undissolved chunks of salt.†   (source)
  • Some people were not leaving, but stood in vapid curiosity, watching the show; they had come, as if knowing that this was the last event they would ever witness in their community and, perhaps, in their lives.†   (source)
  • Nathan's stately, unctuous intonations are impeccable, the vapid slogans almost unbearably hilarious; the back of my throat aches from laughter, a film blurs my eyes.†   (source)
  • The Germans had been cursed without cessation and for so long that the dirtiest anathema, no matter how novel, sounded vapid; better to let the tongue fall dumb.†   (source)
  • I was writing a letter of birthday felicitations—the letter itself easily obtainable not so long ago from a father who has cherished my most vapid jottings (even when I was very young) in the assurance that I was destined for some future literary luminosity.†   (source)
  • Only when the wretched flyboy formally declared his intentions to marry and then produced the ring (Mary Alice continues to tell me in vapid innocence) did she yield up her darling honey pot, for in the Baptist faith of her upbringing, woe as certain as death would alight upon those who would engage in carnal congress without at least the prospect of matrimony.†   (source)
  • A sort of vapid eagerness flitted across Winston's face at the mention of Big Brother.†   (source)
  • A large vapid doll with gold curls and a violet dress sat on the glass top of a cabinet.†   (source)
  • He shuddered a little when his old valet admitted Keating, and he blinked in vapid bewilderment, but he asked Keating to sit down.†   (source)
  • But nature is too vegetable, too vapid.†   (source)
  • She merely felt a vapid wonder about how it felt to have a man one really wanted and how one went about wanting.†   (source)
  • "I see you've kested me," he said, smiling rather vapidly.†   (source)
  • He was unversed in the arts of Phyllis, and was sure that this was merely a vapid form of kidding.†   (source)
  • In this case that means 'her' pencil, not 'his,' and you only say 'son' because 'crayon' is masculine—all the rest is just a vapid joke.†   (source)
  • He heard from below the shrieks of laughter, and smelled the vapid odor of hot chocolate and tea-cakes as he silently followed mother and daughter down-stairs.†   (source)
  • Much did she censure the attenuated Cupids who encircle the ceiling of the Queen's Hall, inclining each to each with vapid gesture, and clad in sallow pantaloons, on which the October sunlight struck.†   (source)
  • It was a faith like any other, only worse and more obtuse than all the rest; and the word "science" itself was the expression of the most stupid son of realism, which did not blush at taking at face value the dubious reflections that objects left on the human mind and seeing them as the basis for the most dismal and vapid dogma anyone ever foisted on humanity.†   (source)
  • ROSALIND is seated on the lounge and on her left is HOWARD GILLESPIE, a vapid youth of about twenty-four.†   (source)
  • The vapidness of such drama as the pseudo-operatic plays contain lies in the fact that in them animal passion, sentimentally diluted, is shewn in conflict, not with real circumstances, but with a set of conventions and assumptions half of which do not exist off the stage, whilst the other half can either be evaded by a pretence of compliance or defied with complete impunity by any reasonably strong-minded person.†   (source)
  • , John and his wife, Leah the housemaid, and Sophie the French nurse, were decent people; but in no respect remarkable; with Sophie I used to talk French, and sometimes I asked her questions about her native country; but she was not of a descriptive or narrative turn, and generally gave such vapid and confused answers as were calculated rather to check than encourage inquiry.†   (source)
  • Oh, confound the vapid thing!†   (source)
  • The poor little old man knew some pale and vapid little songs, long out of date, about Chloe, and Phyllis, and Strephon being wounded by the son of Venus; and for Mrs Plornish there was no such music at the Opera as the small internal flutterings and chirpings wherein he would discharge himself of these ditties, like a weak, little, broken barrel-organ, ground by a baby.†   (source)
  • Foul and filthy as the room is, foul and filthy as the air is, it is not easy to perceive what fumes those are which most oppress the senses in it; but through the general sickliness and faintness, and the odour of stale tobacco, there comes into the lawyer's mouth the bitter, vapid taste of opium.†   (source)
  • What led her particularly to desire horse-exercise was a visit from Captain Lydgate, the baronet's third son, who, I am sorry to say, was detested by our Tertius of that name as a vapid fop "parting his hair from brow to nape in a despicable fashion" (not followed by Tertius himself), and showing an ignorant security that he knew the proper thing to say on every topic.†   (source)
  • …but feel that there was a person in company, who would have disturbed his life-long sitting to Sir Thomas Lawrence in full official character, if such disturbance had been possible: while Barnacle junior did, with indignation, communicate to two vapid gentlemen, his relatives, that there was a feller here, look here, who had come to our Department without an appointment and said he wanted to know, you know; and that, look here, if he was to break out now, as he might you know (for you…†   (source)
  • When we had been there half an hour or so, the case in progress—if I may use a phrase so ridiculous in such a connexion—seemed to die out of its own vapidity, without coming, or being by anybody expected to come, to any result.†   (source)
  • In vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw — Heathcliff — Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres — the air swarmed with Catherines; and rousing myself to dispel the obtrusive name, I discovered my candle-wick reclining on one of the antique volumes, and perfuming the place with an odour of roasted calf-skin.†   (source)
  • Your eyes are as vapid as the glasseyes of your stuffed fox.†   (source)
  • I learn that Lou Anne, whom I find dull and vapid ...   (source)
    vapid = uninteresting
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